SPRING SEMESTER PREP (updated several times a week)Here’s the schedule for Spring Semester Prep - events and dates to help you prepare for the Spring Semester. All the information will be available electronically, but you are encouraged to attend any events/briefing sessions you can. Please note we are offering events on a variety of dates and times. All this is subject to change, so please check back often.
NEW: Listen to the recording of the Dog ‘n’ Pony Show.
Deans Sreenivasan and Huff will be available throughout November to discuss your options and help you plan for the Spring, as are your RWI professors, who serve as your advisers the rest of your time here.
We expect to have the Spring 2010 M.S. curriculum available on Friday, November 12. Until then, you may refer to this link to get a sense of what we will likely be offering:The M.S. curriculum guide is live at http://bit.ly/MS_Spring11
- If you want to check out evaluations of past spring classes, go to http://web.jrn.columbia.edu/students/view_evaluations.htm
- Mon., Nov. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Stabile Student Center: Spring prep meeting with the Deans: focus on Spring Semester questions and dealing with Fall RWI mid-semester and final evaluations.
- Thurs., Nov. 4, , 1:30-2:30 p.m., Stabile Student Center: Spring prep meeting with the Deans: focus on Spring Semester questions and dealing with Fall RWI mid-semester and final evaluations.
- Friday, Nov. 5, 8:15 a.m., Stabile Student Center:BOOK WRITING SEMINAR - Preview & Application Instruction session with Prof. Sam Freedman. .
- Mon., Nov. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stabile Student Center: COVERING RELIGION SEMINAR. Preview & Application Instruction session with Prof. Ari Goldman .
- Monday, Nov. 8, , 6:30-7:30 p.m., Stabile Student Center: Spring prep meeting with the Deans: focus on Spring Semester questions and dealing with Fall RWI mid-semester and final evaluations.
- Thursday, Nov. 11, , 6:30-7:30 p.m., Stabile Student Center: Spring prep meeting with the Deans: focus on Spring Semester questions and dealing with Fall RWI mid-semester and final evaluations.
- Friday, November 12: Spring 2011 M.S. curriculum announced
- Friday, November 12, 4-5 p.m., 607B: NIGHTLY NEWS & VIDEO STORYTELLING information session for broadcast students
- Monday, November 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 607B: CITY NEWSROOM & DM MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING inforation session for broadcast students
- Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m., Lecture Hall: Spring Preview Session - an evening when professors who teach Spring seminars, workshops and new electives are invited to present three-minute previews of their classes. Typically, most professors present and all M.S. students gather for this session. Please note that only a handful of classes have individual briefing sessions (as listed above), so it is critical that you attend this large gathering.
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE.
- Wednesday, November 17, 10 a.m.: Spring Ballots go live; close Monday, December 1, 10 a.m. noon You can submit ballots any time during that period - NOT first come, first served. If you applied for an application class, please do not submit your ballot until you have heard back about your acceptance
- Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m., 607B: RADIO WORKSHOP information session for broadcast studdents
- Friday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m.: Applications due for Covering Religion and Personal & Professional Style
- Wednesday, Nov. 24: Students notified of application results for Book Writing; Covering Religion; Personal & Professional Style;
- Monday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. Spring Ballots close.
- Monday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. DEADLINE to confirm your acceptance of spots in application classes
- [ And don’t forget Lucille’s Ball, the annual J-School Holiday Party & Faculty Roast - on December 9- you absolutely have to be there!]
- Late December: Students will be registered for their Spring courses.
- December 19-Jan. 18: Winter Break; work on Master’s Projects for M.S. students (first draft due Tuesday, Jan. 18)
- January 10-January 28: Add/Drop period
- Wednesday, Jan. 19, 9:30-5:00: ALL-CLASS EVENT: SPRING PREP DAY: “An annual day of academic, career and writing/reporting tips and advice, before the semester formally begins. Brought to you by Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Career Services “ - mandatory for all full-time MS students and MA students (except those MA students whose outside classes begin then); all others welcome.
Presented by DOS Office and Career Services.
- Tuesday, January 18: M.A., and other University classes begin
- Thursday & Friday, Jan. 201 & 21: M.S. Workshops begin
Deans Sreenivasan and Huff are available throughout November to discuss your options and help you plan for the Spring, as are your RWI professors, who serve as your advisers the rest of your time here.
Rest of the Fall
• Fall evaluations of students (mid-term and final)
• Fall grades
• Fall evaluations of courses by students (FT via RW1; PT via link)
• Diploma applications
• Honors in Class
• Winter Break
• Spring Preview Session: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6-7:30 pm
• Spring course types: seminars, workshops, electives and skills
• Spring schedule
• Application classes
• How the balloting process works
• Lobbying for Spring courses