Peer tutoring help rooms now available for the spring 22 semester! Please see https://barnard.edu/academic-support/help-rooms for more information including times and places for the help rooms.
Monday, January 31, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Career Insights is a speaker and panel series that introduces Barnard students to professionals from a broad range of fields. Guest speakers, most often Barnard alumnae, will hold informal chats or participate in panel presentations based on their industry.
In this edition of Career Insights, you'll hear from alumnae in Healthcare to understand their career trajectories and decision-making. If you’re interested in exploring the various clinical paths within Healthcare, we invite you to join us!
Lisa Schilowitz '02 - Occupational Therapist at NYC DoE
Martina Chwascinska-Szarek '08 - Midwife and Nurse Practitioner at Sutter East Bay Medical Group
Ivy Vega '15 - Occupational Therapist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Elizabeth Scott '12 - Physician Assistant at White Plains Hospital
Questions? Email email@example.com. We look forward to having you join us!
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) ProgramBarnard’s MMUF program offers a chance for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the humanities or select social sciences to learn more about what it takes to survive and thrive in an academic career. Through independent research, mentorship opportunities, and cohort-driven experiences, Fellows develop the insight necessary to successfully and authentically navigate this world.
Monday, January 24, 2022
OUR APPLICATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15TH!
The NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences is excited to announce the launch of our Pathways to AI Program for Summer 2022! Pathways to AI is looking for motivated first years and sophomores who plan to major in computer science, or any other field in which AI plays a significant role, and who are interested in exploring research careers. Our goal is to expand the field of scientists to include those who have been historically underrepresented.This program will provide students with the basic skills needed to get involved in AI research. Over the course of six weeks, students will attend mini-courses in topics such as Python, data science, computational math, and Big Ideas in AI. Students will also participate in several research lab rotations, which will provide them with an opportunity to learn about ongoing research projects directly from faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Students who successfully complete the program will be invited to work on a research project with a faculty member during the Fall 2022 academic term.Program Dates: June 27 – August 5, 2022Stipend: $4,000 (plus $500 for travel expenses)Accommodations: On-campus NYU Housing is includedLocation: NYU’s campus in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village
In addition to classes and spending the summer in NYC, participants will meet their peers, learn from world-renowned NYU faculty, and attend panels and workshops with guest speakers and NYU graduate students.Pathways to AI is open to all students and especially encourages applications from individuals who come from diverse backgrounds and whose academic and research experience contribute significantly to the diversity and academic excellence at NYU.We would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate and post the attached flyer and spread the word about this opportunity to your students and networks. We are eager to reach undergraduate students that would most benefit from a program like ours.Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program. We thank you for your support in helping us make this program a success!
Friday, January 21, 2022
Finding Justice: How Attorneys Help Victims and Survivors of Sex Trafficking Across The U.S. (Jan. 25, 3:30pm-5pm).
Students may scan the QR code on the flier (attached) or use the Zoom link: https://montclair.zoom.
The PLUS Program will help participants explore their interest in law, understand the skills needed to succeed in law school, gain insights to the legal profession and future career options, and learn more about navigating the law school admission process. Participants will also build confidence and community through supportive networking and mentoring relationships with diverse legal professionals, faculty, and peers as they immerse in a program that specifically acknowledges and addresses the challenges faced by minoritized students on the path to law school and the legal profession.
There is no cost to apply or to attend the program if selected. PLUS participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $1,000 stipend and an LSAC fee waiver. LSAC will provide laptops and internet access for admitted students who require such assistance to participate in an online program.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Doing that degree-audit arithmetic and need one or two more credits?
If you're having trouble getting up to the number of credits you need and are looking for a 1-2-credit course to add for this spring, here are some options and tips.
**Be sure to check course descriptions for special registration procedures or necessary permissions.
1-2 credit course options:
1. Fulfill your PE requirement if you haven't yet.
Register online and be sure to attend the first class meeting. PE courses may initially appear in your myBarnard program as 0 credits and will then be transformed to 1 credit (if you are eligible) after the final registration deadline.
Unfortunately, there is little to no space in PE for students who want this as an elective. Only students who have not yet completed the PE requirement will be able to preregister for PE in spring 2022.
2. Take a dance class
Dance classes may initially appear in your myBarnard program as 0 credits -- if you don't change this when registering, you can fill out the Form to Request a Point of Dance Credit.
3. Depending on your background and interests, here are some popular ways to enrich your academic experience while also adding a credit or two.
- Some of these may be full, but you may be able to join a waiting list.
- Be sure to check course descriptions for prerequisites or special registration procedures!
- Columbia/Barnard Chorus or Chamber Singers
- Voice Lessons or Music Lessons -- see Music Department website for info about auditions and fees
- Ear Training -- offered on a variety of levels, check Music Dept course listings for details
b. For students with some computer programming experience:
Programming Languages -- COMS-W3101.
Development Technology -- COMS-W3102
New Directions in Computing
Check Computer Science Course Listings for current options. Sometimes these classes are added later than others, so if you don't see them now, you might find them during the fall semester.
c. If you're interested in science, math, statistics, or other quantitative fields:
Contact your department to see if you can earn credit for supervised research in a professor's lab
Topics in Biology: Crossroads in Bioethics
d. If you're interested in International Affairs, Political Science, and/or Economics:
*check dates to see if the course has started*
One of the "short courses" offered by the School for International & Public Affairs (SIPA). Search The SIPA Catalogue or the SIPA page of the CU Directory of Classes for 1-1.5-credit courses. You can't just register online for these: first check to see if the class you want is on the list of SIPA courses approved for Barnard students (forthcoming -- link will be added when available; in the meantime, use your judgment to assess if the class is academic as opposed to professional development), then contact both the instructor and your academic adviser for approval if you think one appropriately fits into both your schedule and a liberal arts curriculum. Upload both approvals when submitting the online add form.
e. If you're interested in Theatre, Dance, or Backstage work:
Practicum or Rehearsal & Performance (Theatre or Dance) -- for actors, dancers, stage managers, prop or costume makers, and theatre tech people. Check the course description to see who to contact if you are interested.
f. If you have background in some languages and want to improve your fluency:
4. Search Vergil for courses between 0 and 2 credits.
You'll have to scroll through a lot of things that may not help you, like labs for courses you're not taking, courses limited to class years other than yours, but this will give you the most comprehensive listing.
Check the detailed course descriptions in the Directory of Classes for prerequisites, restrictions, or special application procedures.
Where do you find the things you need?
Monday, January 17, 2022
Please read the important information below about the Spring Semester and Shopping Period.
Registering for Spring Classes
Registration is currently open in Student Planning from now through Friday, January 28 (weekdays only).
The final spring registration deadline is Friday, January 28. By that date, be sure that you have:
|•||Registered for all classes you intend to take this spring (including any zero-credit discussion section or lab classes). Note that you will not be able to register for two classes that overlap in time.|
|•||Requested adviser approval of your final schedule|
|•||Received special permission from your adviser if you are planning to take more than 19 credits this spring.|
Course Meeting Information
All Barnard and Columbia classes will begin the semester fully remote. Visit the Canvas/CourseWorks course site and click on “Zoom Class Sessions” on the left-hand navigation bar to access your classes remotely.
Starting on Monday, January 31, most classes will move to in-person instruction. Classroom information can be found in the Directory of Classes.
As always, you have an opportunity at the beginning of each semester to visit classes for which you are not registered so that you can learn more about the class content and format, to help you decide if you would like to enroll in the class. For Spring 2022, the shopping period will be online via Zoom for most classes. Some courses may not be available for shopping, or shopping may be limited to only students on the waitlist.
Starting Tuesday, January 18, you can access the Zoom links for any course you would like to visit by following these steps:
|•||Find the class in the Directory of Classes|
|•||Click on the “View in Vergil” link - this will take you to the class’ page in Vergil|
|•||Scroll down and click on the “View in CourseWorks” button - this will take you to the class’ CourseWorks site|
|•||Click on “Zoom Class Sessions” on the left-hand navigation bar|
During the “shopping period,” CourseWorks sites will be set to show most posted course material, including the syllabus, assignments, and the course zoom link.
At the end of the registration period (Friday, January 28), the CourseWorks site of a class will be automatically closed to all students not officially registered.
Enrollment Confirmation Process
As in the fall, final enrollment confirmation for new and continuing students will entail both a student’s successful registration for classes and payment of the term bill (students on payment plans must be up-to-date on scheduled payments). Both steps must be completed by the semester registration/add deadline (end of the second week of classes, January 28).
Students who have not completed both of these steps by the deadline will be deregistered for courses and, therefore, considered not enrolled for the semester. Students will then automatically be placed on a personal leave of absence.
Holds Will Prevent Add/Drop
If you have a hold (e.g. a hold placed by the bursar, dean’s office, health services), you will need to clear the hold before you can add/drop courses during the registration period at the start of the semester (January 18 - 28).
Don’t Forget to Sign the Community Pledge
If you have not already done so, please sign the required Community Pledge, and complete both the Barnard student COVID-19 training and Columbia student COVID-19 training. These are important as a member of the Barnard community and help ensure continued access to campus buildings on both campuses.
Applying to Graduate
If this is your final semester at Barnard and you are planning to graduate in May, the deadline to apply for graduation is Friday, January 21. If you have not already done so, please be sure to submit your application by that date. You can find the application at portal.barnard.edu, in the Graduation tab.
If you had an extenuating circumstance requiring you to defer any of your final exams in December, the instructor will be in touch regarding the date and format of the exam. Deferred exams may be given remotely or in-person, at the discretion of the instructor. If the exam will be given remotely, the instructor will communicate with you about the day/time. If the exam will be given in-person, it will happen on either Monday, January 31 or Friday, February 4. Please check the Registrar’s Office website for further details during the week of January 24. All deferred exams must be completed by the end of the day on Friday, February 4. If you are eligible to take exams with CARDS, please be in touch with email@example.com regarding plans for your deferred exam.
Please be sure to reference the academic calendar to remain aware of the different academic deadlines, such as dropping, withdrawing and electing P/D/F for your classes.
Best wishes for a good start to the semester, and a happy and healthy new year.
Dean for Academic Planning & Class Advising
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Computing Fellow applications for the Spring 2022 term are now open! More information about applying can be found at https://csc.barnard.edu/hire-
About the program
Computing Fellows are undergraduate peer academic leaders who assist in the development and execution of CSC workshops and other projects, including helping faculty to develop and lead computational projects.
Fellows are attached to courses or programs and are expected to hold workshop(s) or one-on-one conferences and attend weekly meetings. Applicants should have some experience coding and a strong willingness to learn about computational methods and pedagogy. More information can be found here.
The Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC) is hiring Computing Fellows for the Spring 2022 semester. Computing Fellows assist in the development of computing-related workshops and other resources and work with specific courses or programs, with a particular focus on helping to develop computational projects and in-class activities. Applicants should have an interest in peer teaching, some experience coding, and most importantly, a strong willingness to learn. Successful candidates will be "attached" to a Barnard course with a computational component, assist faculty and students, and/or develop a workshop related to the topic of the course with assistance from the CSC.
RequirementsCandidates must meet the following required qualifications:
- Interest in peer teaching.
- Capability in coding, demonstrated through completion of Advanced Programming or an alternate upper-level coding course. We are open to applicants who demonstrate capability in other ways, such as through significant independent projects.
- Ability to communicate clearly.
- Must be a currently enrolled student in good standing.
- Experience with Python or R are particularly welcome.
- Teaching experience in coding or willingness to learn.
- Peer teaching experience at a collegiate level.
We particularly encourage applications from juniors and experienced sophomores, so that they may continue as Computing Fellows in future years. To apply, please submit a single combined filed containing a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your resume. The job posting is listed under Barnard Works, Job ID 14300.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022