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Information for Cinema Art + Science

Important Fall 2014 Dates

There are seven pay periods during the fall semester: September 30, October 15, 31, November 14, 26, December 15, 23

The online Teaching Availability Form will open on September 1, 2014. This form provides department schedulers the necessary information for accurate timely teaching assignments for the Spring 2015 semester. You will have until September 15, 2014 to submit a completed request for courses.  No course requests may be submitted after September 15, 2014.

This form, linked from the Faculty tab in Oasis, replaces any other method you may have previously used to communicate your teaching availability.  This is the only way to notify your department that you are requesting course assignments.

If you have problems viewing or using the form, contact Client Services at (312) 369-7001 or clientservices@colum.edu.  If you have questions about the schedule, please contact your Coordinator(s).

Teacher Availability Form
Submission of this form constitutes a request, not a guarantee, of teaching assignment. Further, since course enrollment and program needs, as well as your qualifications and evaluations, determine teaching assignments, no assignment can be considered final until student registration is completed.

Teaching Assignment Form
Note: Assignments are contingent on sufficient enrollment.  If you have been assigned a class(es), view on your Faculty Tab on Oasis. If your teaching assignment is incorrect, or if you are unsure about your rate of pay, please contact Margie Barrett.

Faculty ID Cards
If you need an ID Card, please bring your Teaching Assigment Form to the Campus Card office, located at 600 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 303, 9:00 am-4:30 pm.

Learning Management Systems
Upload syllabus/syllabi, assignments, readings, and resources for your students on Moodle.

Access course rosters, submit academic progress reports, and issue final grades on Oasis

Guest Lectures
Coordinator approval is needed before inviting a Guest lecturer to speak in your class. Once approved, please fill out the Guest lecture form and submit it to Jennifer Albin. Guest Lecturers are paid $75.00.

Substitute Teaching
As per the PFAC Agreement under heading Illness/Personal Emergency/Professional Development Day

Any unit member may miss one (1) class per course per semester due to illness or personal emergency, or to accommodate professional development, without penalty providing that notification is given to the Department Chairperson, or his or her departmental designee, prior to the class meeting. Failure to notify according to this procedure will result in loss of compensation for that class meeting. Sick days are not cumulative; they may not be carried over to the next semester.

Copy Services
Please send all large copy jobs to the Xerox Center. You must complete a Job Request Form which is available through the Xerox Job Ticket website. For any questions about Job Requests please contact the Xerox Center at 312-369-8678.

Text Book Orders
Per the Higher Education Opportunity Act, we are required to post all information (whether a book is used or not) regarding required text books by the time students can start registering for classes. The book store sets a due date for orders to ensure time to process the information. To submit your order read the Adoption template and visit the book store website.  If you have any questions about placing orders please contact Jennifer Albin.  

Undergraduate Incomplete Policy
An incomplete may only be given in rare circumstances. You must get approval from your Coordinator before assigning an 'I' or completing the paperwork.

Field Trip Form
Once approved by your Coordinator, please fill out the Field Trip Form (In-State, Out-of-State, Waiver for Minor) and turn in to Michelle Ferguson (312-369-7384)  prior to taking your students on a field trip or off campus meeting.

Union Issues
Please contact P-Fac by phone at 312-369-7485, by email at info@pfac.org or their website. Dale Chapman, Chris Johannesson, and Dan Sutherland are the Cinema Art + Science representatives.

Administrative Portal for Pay+
Log onto IRIS and click on the My C icon to view your pay stubs and change your contact information (address, telephone number, email). In addition, please let Sandy Cuprisin know via email.

Tuition Remission
You may take a class(es) in the undergraduate school equal to the number of credit hours taught to a maximum of six credits per semester in the semester earned or within one year from the time earned. IMPORTANT: If you have not completed an application through the Admissions office, you must apply before accessing, completing and submitting the remission application through HR on the IRIS site. After completing these applications, your can register during open registration. If you don't complete a class(es), you will be liable for all tuition and fees.

Equipment and Facilities Contact Information
Charlie Celander, Technical Operations Manager, 312-369-6705
Rich Jura, Repair & Maintenance, 312-369-6676
Emily Reible-Page, Production Manager, 312-369-6663
Dennis Keeling, Post Production Manager, 312-369-6768

Part Time Offices
All offices listed are located at 1104 S. Wabash
Animation, Room 401-A, 312-369-6728
Cinematography, Room 501-F, 312-369-6683
Directing, Cinema Studies, and Sound for Cinema, Room 701-Q, 312-369-6646
Post Production, Room 601-M, 312-369-6774
Screenwriting & Producing, Room 304, 312-369-6716
Foundations, Room 403

Client Services
If you have questions regarding your log on/password for IRIS, Moodle, Oasis, or your colum.edu email, please contact Client Services at 312-369-7001.