June 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

Updates for Faculty Development include: We are hosting a series of upcoming faculty panel discussions on teaching effectively in the HyFlex modality. New HyFlex faculty are encouraged to register for one of these sessions to learn about the experience of teaching in this modality from current HyFlex instructors.   New HyFlex faculty are also encouraged to attend one of our upcoming workshops on “Adapting your Class … Continue reading June 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

June 2021: Instructional Support – MS Program Support

Instructional Support continues to operate, providing support to MS programs and SPS administrators via Zendesk and Zendesk Talks. Instructional Support is back on campus and also overseeing the Video Assistants and their faculty support. Should you have any questions in person, we are located in Lewisohn 214 from 8am – 7pm. Continue reading June 2021: Instructional Support – MS Program Support

June 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

Canvas Quickstart and Zoom TrainingCanvas Quickstart and Zoom Training is ongoing. Please visit the CUSPS Training registration page to learn more. We strongly recommend that all faculty attend training in preparation for fall so that they will have the latest and greatest information about various security protocols and functionality in both Canvas and Zoom. Continue reading June 2021: OCI – Professional Development and Training

June 2021: Instructional Support – Events Support

Instructional Support continues to support all course or curriculum related program events virtually or in-person. Please see the specific breakdown below:    Academic events—course or curriculum related content (e.g., block weeks, intensives, capstone/seminar, student roundtables, lectures, etc.) Curriculum/skills based trainings and workshops Meetings/internal gatherings Provides access to a dedicated Zoom webinar account for programs supporting their own online events and activities Continue reading June 2021: Instructional Support – Events Support

June 2021 Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assessment

Updates for Faculty Assessment include: We are continuing to assist faculty with interpreting the results from student course evaluations. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your course evaluations please arrange for a pedagogical consultation. We are assisting academic programs with course and program evaluation. Program directors who are interested in receiving support with course or program evaluation should contact Zach Kornhauser (zk2124@columbia.edu). Continue reading June 2021 Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assessment

May 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, I was reflecting on the level of productivity I need to complete all of the tasks I want to complete and comparing it with the reality of my energy and focus. There are some days I am bursting with energy and determination and I am able to accomplish so much more than I expected. I feel that anything is possible and if … Continue reading May 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida