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The Beyond the Bars Fellowship offers students and community members an interdisciplinary leadership development program to develop and deepen their identity, analysis, skills, and network towards ending mass incarceration and working for social change. Students will explore their own experiences and identities, gain an understanding of mass incarceration, and be introduced to various models of social change through seminars and workshops. Fellows will also work with the Center for Justice and the Criminal Justice Caucus to organize the annual Beyond the Bars Conference. The Fellowship is made up of both students and community members, who work collaboratively towards social change. Students impacted (directly and indirectly) by mass incarceration are encouraged to apply.
- A desire to be a part of a group learning environment
- Demonstrate enthusiasm for social justice
- Must have a commitment to fulfill all requirements of the Fellowship
- Must be enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate or graduate program
Important Dates & Deadlines:
- The priority application deadline is Friday, August 17th and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, August 24th.
To apply, please email a one-page cover letter including - why you are interested in becoming a fellow, what you hope to gain from the Fellowship, and an assessment of your strengths and challenges, and a resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Fellowship Calendar
- September 20th
- September 27th
- Oct 5th – Oct 7th: 3 Day Retreat
- October 11th
- October 18th
- October 25th
- November 1st
- November 8th
- November 15th
- November 29th
- December 6th
- December 13th
- Saturday, January 12th - Day long Conference Planning Retreat
- January 17th
- January 24th
- January 31st
- February 7th
- February 14th
- February 21st
- February 28th
- March 7th-10th: Beyond the Bars Conference
- March 14th
- March 28th
- April 4th: Fellowship Graduation
- April 12th-14th: 3 Day Closing Retreat
Throughout the academic year, GS Student Life and the Dean of Students Office host a variety of events for the GS community in which Student Life volunteers may be involved. These events include Academic Planning Day, New Student Orientation, meet & greets, alumni events, and memorials. Through their service, volunteers have the opportunity to develop relationships with new and current students and administrators, as well as to foster a welcoming community for undergraduate students.
The ARC is dedicated to supporting the diverse nontraditional student body at GS in achieving academic excellence, and we could not do this without our talented staff of Columbia undergraduate, postbac, and graduate students.
At the ARC, our approach is 100 percent student-centered. We understand that every student comes into the University with unique educational and life experiences; our job is to provide the resources necessary to translate each unique resume into a successful Columbia experience. That’s true for the students we support, and it’s true for the student tutors, coaches, and administrative staff who join our team.
Our tutors are our front lines in supporting students in math, science, economics, and foreign languages. As a tutor, you would:
- Provide academic support to students in specific subject areas, individually and in pairs
- Facilitate larger recitation-style review groups
- Assist students in developing good learning strategies and habits
- Help alert GS students to other resources available to them
- Increase your own mastery of the subject you tutor
- Gain valuable professional development through regular training and close contact with ARC leadership
Tutoring is a challenging and rewarding experience. It requires dedication and a genuine interest in helping others through the learning process. It offers the chance to develop intellectually and professionally, and to make a real contribution to the Columbia community. If that is of interest, we sincerely hope you will apply.
The School of General Studies Academic Resource Center (ARC) is hiring tutors for the summer 2018 and fall 2018 semesters. The ARC is in need of tutors for the following subjects:
- General Chemistry I & II
- Organic Chemistry
- Physics I & II
- Calculus: Pre-calculus, Calc. I, II, & III
- Calculus-based Statistics
- Linear Algebra
- Economics: Principles of Econ, Intermediate Macro and Micro, and Intro to Econometrics
$20 per hour- undergraduate students; $25 per hour- graduate and postbac students
For more information and to apply, please visit the ARC website.
Columbia Health recently launched a new website to provide a clear path to access critical services for the student community and serve as a helpful resource to the schools and departments that support them. The new Columbia Health Website features include:
- Clear path to appointment processes and 24/7 support information
- Comprehensive catalog of services, filterable, searchable, and tagged by topic and providing Health unit(s)
- Improved “What’s Open Now” and hours of operation/office locations functionality, integrated across the site
- A landing page for each Health unit, cohesively integrated with the services catalog
- Staff directory with filters by Health unit, role, and clinical specialty (where applicable)
- Mobile responsive and accessible design
Students are encouraged to share their feedback via comments online.