November 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, It is hard to believe I am writing this blog that has November as the date. This year has certainly flown by. One characteristics of reaching the end of the calendar year is that we have a chance to relax during the holiday period, whichever holidays you celebrate, and reflect on this past year’s accomplishments. Some of us are brave enough to … Continue reading November 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

Spring 2022 CPS Deadlines Deadline: Item: Submit To: 9/27/2021 CPS Submitted to Academic Affairs for Review Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 9/27/2021(week of) Academic Affairs Reviews and Approves Sections – Communicates to Programs N/A 9/27/2021(week of) Review of New Adjunct Faculty COI 10/4/2021 CPS with finalized Faculty (both Lecturers & Associates) Faculty Affairs – CUSPS Zendesk 10/4/2021 Full-time Officers of Instruction external to SPS, … Continue reading November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

Updates for Faculty Development include: We ran a faculty forum on “Engaging Quiet Students in Discussions”. At this forum we reviewed an article on holding effective class discussions, and faculty shared tips for warming up and drawing out students in full class discussions. Please join us for an upcoming faculty forum (11/18, 1-2 PM) on “Supporting Student Presentations”. At this forum we will discuss setting … Continue reading November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Recruitment

The Faculty Recruitment team is supporting the M.S./M.P.S. part-time faculty including associates, and teaching assistants hiring for Fall and Spring 2022. The team is also continuing to support the recruitment of instructors for Pre-College program and hyflex video assistants. We are commencing our first full-time faculty search and look forward to further full-time faculty searches in 2021-2022. Continue reading November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Recruitment

November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assessment

We are currently accepting submissions for the Dean’s Applied Research Award, which is a competitive program that provides funding for faculty to conduct research. Faculty who are interested in learning more about the Dean’s Applied Research Award should contact Jennifer Goez (jg3701@columbia.edu) or Zach Kornhauser (zk2124@columbia.edu). Continue reading November 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assessment

October 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, There is something about the practice of naming things that has a couple of effects. It draws attention to whatever is being named. It puts a place holder on it or a tag so that it is more easily referenced. It also puts clear markers around it in order to differentiate it from what it is not. In deciding on a topic … Continue reading October 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida