January 2022: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, Welcome back to a new year. What has changed and what remains the same? Our decision making is still controlled by COVID considerations. We are fully remote in January with February and later leaning toward in person, but still undecided. We are still required to wear masks, with new guidelines of the type of mask to wear. So basically, it is still … Continue reading January 2022: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

January 2022: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

Summer 2022 CPS Deadlines 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 January 2022: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Onboarding and Policies

January 2022: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

Updates for Online Course Planning and Development include: Spring 2022 course development began on January 1. All courses with development contracts have received an instructional design assignment. If a program has online or hybrid course development planned for Spring 2022 but has not been notified of their instructional designer assignment, please contact Ariel Fleurimond, Senior Director of Instructional Design and Curriculum Support (af2830@columbia.edu). Please refer … Continue reading January 2022: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

January 2022: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assesment

The Dean’s Applied Research Award submission deadline is approaching on February 11th. Faculty applicants should send their submissions to Jennifer Goez, Senior Director of Faculty Recruitment (jg3701@columbia.edu). Questions about the award can be directed to Jennifer Goez or Zach Kornhauser (zk2124@columbia.edu). Continue reading January 2022: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Assesment

January 2022: OCI – Professional Development and Training

Updates for Professional Development and Training include: We have seen a significant increase in registration and attendance to our Faculty Educational Technology trainings for January! This is great news and the best way for our instructors to prepare for the two week remote learning period, as well as any courses running in an online/hybrid/HyFlex modality. This will also help reduce the number of helpdesk requests … Continue reading January 2022: OCI – Professional Development and Training

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