SPS Office Hours Policy

Please see the SPS Office Hours Policy, attached and listed below. Title: SPS Office Hours Policy Responsible Unit: Faculty Affairs Approval by: Academic Excellence Committee, Dean’s Council Effective Date: February 1, 2020 Policy Faculty are required to make themselves available for office hours for an additional 2 hours per week for each course being taught. Office hours are intended to provide students with the ability … Continue reading SPS Office Hours Policy

Course Review Policy

The AEC course review process was revised in November and now incorporates three levels of review. Please see the revised Course Review Process Policy for further information, attached and listed below. Title: Course Review Process Policy (Revised) Date: November 2019 IntroductionThe Academic Excellence Committee (AEC) is charged with maintaining academic rigor and curricular quality for programs at the School of Professional Studies. In the current … Continue reading Course Review Policy

Course Cancellation Policy

Please see the course cancellation policy, attached and listed below. Title: Course Cancellation Policy Responsible Unit: Faculty Affairs Approval by: Academic Excellence Committee, Dean’s Council Policy The policy at SPS is not to cancel a course once it has been listed in the Directory of Classes and has student enrollment. In the event of an exception, the program administrator must submit a request for course … Continue reading Course Cancellation Policy

Course Support Policy

Please see the course support policy, attached and listed below. Title: SPS Course Support Policy Responsible Unit: Faculty Affairs Approval by: Academic Excellence Committee, Dean’s Council Effective Date: May 1, 2019 Policy Associates (junior faculty members) or Teaching Assistants (TAs) may be hired to help support the Lecturer in the day-to-day activities related to their course, if the course meets the necessary enrollment thresholds for … Continue reading Course Support Policy

Policy: Hybrid Courses

Please see the Hybrid Course Policy, attached and listed below. Title: Hybrid Course Policy Responsible Unit: Instructional Design, Academic Affairs Approval by: Academic Excellence Committee, Dean’s Council Effective Date: June 15, 2018 Introduction The Office of Instructional Design and the Office of Academic Affairs are responsible for ensuring that all courses in the School of Professional Studies comply with the regulatory requirements of the federal … Continue reading Policy: Hybrid Courses

Faculty Attendance Policy

Please see the Faculty Attendance Policy, attached and listed below. Title: Faculty Attendance Policy Responsible Unit: Faculty Affairs Approval by: Academic Excellence Committee, Dean’s Council Effective Date: April 3, 2019 Policy Per Columbia University’s Faculty Handbook, under obligations of instructional and research officers, it is the responsibility of the instructor to meet all scheduled classes. In the event of an unavoidable absence due to emergencies, religious … Continue reading Faculty Attendance Policy