December 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, I just returned from my first international travel, since February 2020, to Colombia, where I have been conducting fieldwork for more than seven years. It was a bit of an ordeal, but worth it to reconnect with my wonderful partners on the ground. One point I would like to highlight is that I was reminded of the longevity of their community peacebuilding … Continue reading December 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

December 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

Summer 2022 CPS Deadline Deadline Item Submit To 1/3/2022 CPS Submitted to Academic Affairs for Review Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 1/3/2022 (week of) Academic Affairs Reviews and Approves Sections – Communicates to Programs N/A 1/3/2022 (week of) Review of New Adjunct Faculty COI 1/11/2022 All courses must be entered into Course Management System. Course Management System 1/24/2022 CPS with finalized Faculty (both Lecturers … Continue reading December 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

December 2021: Certificate & Visiting Students

Spring 2022Student Affairs and the Certificate & Visiting Students team will be hosting the virtual Spring Orientation for our visiting student population on January 12.  Additionally, in an effort to foster community among our non-matriculated students, our team is working with Student Affairs to host upcoming social events for both new and continuing students.  Summer Session 2022 The Certificate & Visiting Students team has been working … Continue reading December 2021: Certificate & Visiting Students

December 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

Updates for Professional Development and Training include: Intensive technology training and workshops kicked off in November and will run through January 28th, 2022. Faculty can find a full list of current training and professional development offerings on the Calendly registration page. We encourage ALL instructors to take advantage of training resources prior to the launch of their course, but especially any instructors who haven’t taught … Continue reading December 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

December 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assessment

We are collaborating with Faculty Recruitment and Communications in offering a workshop about the Dean’s Applied Research Award, which is an annual competitive program that grants five faculty up to $10K each upon successful selection. The deadline for applications is February 11, 2022. Applications can be sent to Jennifer Goez, Senior Director of Faculty Recruitment and Communication Strategy at jg3701@columbia.edu. Continue reading December 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assessment

December 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

Updates for Faculty Development include: We facilitated a faculty forum on supporting students’ presentations. The discussion focused on exploring different forms of student presentations, useful guidelines for student presentations, and methods for encouraging audience participation at student presentations. We are excited to announce the Spring Faculty Welcome Event, which will be held on January 13, 2022. More details to follow. New HyFlex faculty are recommended … Continue reading December 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development