Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tomorrow (Dec 13): Last-Minute Academic Assistance and More...

Dear All,
I hope this message finds each of you well. I am writing to put the following program on your radar as it may aid in your preparation for finals. The Beary Needed Study Break program is more than group study opportunities and snacks (DIY yogurt bar, DIY nacho bar). Biology/Chemistry/Math/Physics tutors and Writing Fellows will be available at different times throughout the day to provide last-minute academic assistance. Bring your questions, outlines, drafts, etc. The goal is to help clear up any last minute confusion in the hopes that your finals will go even better. Below is the program breakdown.  If you have any questions, please be sure to let me know. 

Warmly,
Dean Garay

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Emergency Meal Swipe Bank for Barnard Students


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Dear Students,

In an effort to help alleviate food insecurity towards the end of the semester, we are piloting an Emergency Meal Swipe Bank for any Barnard student in need of a meal.  

Beginning on Monday, December 10, simply hand the cashier your ID card at any Barnard Dining location where swipes are accepted (Hewitt and Liz's Place, along with Diana Center for breakfast, dinner and late night) and let the cashier know you need an emergency swipe.  You'll be swiped in using the emergency swipe bank.

Please note this is a pilot program and is currently available at the Barnard Dining locations to address an immediate need.  We will evaluate the program's success to determine how it will be executed in the future.   

We'd love to hear your feedback on the program, which can be emailed to to Julia Wang at jwang@barnard.edu.

Julia Wang
Director, Campus Services Administration

Monday, December 3, 2018

Still need to complete your PE Requirement?


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Still need  to complete your PE Requirement?  Do you have a regular fitness program in the Barnard Fitness Center?  Advanced Fitness PHED 2518 is a self paced, individualized class.  You perform your own workouts including cardio, weights and stretching.  Pre-test includes a 3 minute step test, 1.5 mile run, timed push-up/crunch/plank and 1 RM strength tests.  This course is only open to Barnard students who have not completed the PE requirement.  Contact physed@barnard.edu for more info.

Registration/add/drop is open all week Monday to Friday. 9:30am-9:45pm

Want to make any changes to your Spring 2019 schedule?
Got in off a waiting list and now want/need to add/drop another class?
Want/need to switch sections of FY Seminar?

Now's your chance!  Registration/add/drop is open all week









Unsure of your registration time? Check Student Planning for the deets!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Athena Digital Design Agency will be offering the following courses in Spring 2019!



Athena Digital Design Agency will be offering the following courses in Spring 2019!

1. HTML/CSS Course:
This class is perfect for students who would like to learn the basics of web development! Students will have successfully completed several websites by the completion of this course. NO CODING EXPERIENCE or computer science background will be required for enrollment and applications will be open to only Barnard students.
2. JavaScript Course:
This class is for students to learn to develop their own interactive games and web applications. This class is recommended for students who have already taken the ADDA HTML/CSS course, or have equivalent coding experience. Python and other functional programming languages are not required, and will not be taught.

Key Deadlines:
Application Opens: 11/30/2018
Early-bird deadline: 12/7/2018 (first 10 applicants will receive guaranteed admission, at the discretion of admissions committee)
Regular deadline: 12/28/2018
1. HTML/CSS Course:
This class is perfect for students who would like to learn the basics of web development! Students will have successfully completed several websites by the completion of this course. NO CODING EXPERIENCE or computer science background will be required for enrollment and applications will be open to only Barnard students.
2. JavaScript Course:
This class is for students to learn to develop their own interactive games and web applications. This class is recommended for students who have already taken the ADDA HTML/CSS course, or have equivalent coding experience. Python and other functional programming languages are not required, and will not be taught.


Key Deadlines:
Application Opens: 11/30/2018
Early-bird deadline: 12/7/2018 (first 10 applicants will receive guaranteed admission, at the discretion of admissions committee)
Regular deadline: 12/28/2018

New lecture/lab combination for clinical psychology!







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In case you missed the news, next semester the Barnard Psychology Department will be offering a new lecture/lab combination for clinical psychology. Enroll during the next registration period, 12/3-12/7.


This combination will be added to "Group C" (along with Social Psychology, Personality, and Developmental Psychology). The lecture (3 points) will be held on T/TH from 10:10-11:25am, and the lab (1.5 points) will meet on either Mondays, 10:10am-1:00pm (Section 001), or Friday, 1:10-4pm (Section 002). (Students will need to register for only one lab class).  Descriptions of the lecture and labs are below. Please contact Professor Wheaton (mwheaton@barnard.edu) with any questions. 

As a reminder, if you intend to take the laboratory course, it must be taken concurrently with the lecture (if you take the lecture now, you cannot take the laboratory later on its own).

Also note, this laboratory is a 2000-level course. Beginning in Fall 2019, all PSYC lab courses, excluding BC1015, will be 2000-level as well. 


PSYC BC2155 Clinical Psychology Laboratory. 1.5 point.
Corequisites: PSYC BC2156
This is a laboratory course designed to accompany the Introduction to Clinical Psychology lecture (BC2156). The purpose of the lab is to teach students the research methods involved in creating clinical psychological science. Students gain hands-on practice with clinical psychology research methods. In the first half of the lab students conduct classroom exercises demonstrating concepts such as reliability and validity and research methodologies such as randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and treatment fidelity. In the second half of the class students design and run a research study. Basic methodological issues will be explored in depth, including research ethics, conducting literature reviews and writing up a scientific report in APA style.  
PSYC BC2156 Clinical Psychology. 3 points.
Prerequisites: Both BC1001 and BC2141, as well as one of the following: BC1125 Personality, BC1107 Psychology of Learning, BC1119 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience or BC1129 Developmental Psychology. Or BC1001 and permission of the instructor. 3 points.
An introduction to the field of clinical psychology aimed at 1) becoming familiar with professional issues in the field and 2) comparing therapeutic approaches for their utility and efficacy. Therapeutic approaches covered include psychodynamic therapies, cognitive behavior therapies, family/child therapies. The course will critically examine a variety of professional issues including ethical dilemmas, clinical assessment and diagnosis, and use of technology in therapy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

TODAY: Learn the Best Study Tactics - Milstein LL001 - 6pm to 7PM


GENERAL STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSIONS


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Start planning now if you are considering studying abroad in Fall 2019!

12pm Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
306 Milbank

1pm Friday, Nov 30, 2018
306 Milbank

2pm Dec 4, 2018
227 Milbank

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dining Services Hours for Thanksgiving Break

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Dining at Barnard will operate for the following hours over Thanksgiving Break:

Wednesday, 11/21:
Hewitt Dining Hall will close after Dinner
Diana Center Café will close after Lunch
Liz’s Place will close at 3 pm
Peet’s Coffee at Milstein will close at 3 pm

Thursday, 11/22:
All Locations closed

Friday, 11/23
Liz’s Place will be open 11:30am - 7pm pm accepting meal swipes, points, dining dollars, flex, cash, and credit.  Kosher, Halal, Vegan and Allergen Friendly options available.

Saturday, 11/24 and Sunday, 11/25
Diana Center Café will be open 11:30am - 3pm for Brunch and 5 - 7pm for Dinner accepting meal swipes, points, dining dollars, flex, cash, and credit.  Kosher, Halal, Vegan and Allergen Free items available.
Monday, 11/26
Normal operating hours resume at all locations.

We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving break!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Study Abroad in Ireland: Early Planning Meeting for First-Year Students is TODAY (11/16)



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First-Year students interested in studying abroad in Ireland during their sophomore or junior year are invited to attend today's (11/16) early planning session. 

Study Abroad in Ireland
Friday, November 16
1:00pm - 2:00 pm
Diana 502

Note: Representative is visiting Barnard from Ireland to outline program benefits and requirements and answer your questions.





Thursday, November 15, 2018

Registration glitch FIXED (and appears to have affected both CU and BC students)


Good news! 
We have learned that the technical issue affecting online registration today has been fixed.  

Additional good news!
This glitch appears to have affected both Barnard and Columbia students, so we believe that Barnard students were not disadvantaged.

Registrar/BCIT working on issue causing some students to get error messages when registering today


If you are receiving an error message (such as but not limited to the ones pictured above) when attempting to register for classes, please know that the Registrar and BCIT are aware and are working to fix this ASAP.  Check again later to see if it is fixed, and we will post updates when available.

Note that this glitch appears to be affecting both Barnard and Columbia students, so we believe that Barnard students are not being disadvantaged.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Deadline to withdraw from a course: Thursday, 11/15 4:30 pm -- requires signature!


The deadline to withdraw from a course is Thursday 11/15 at 4:30 p.m. You need your adviser's signature on a withdrawal form in order to withdraw from a course.

To withdraw from a course:
  1. Make an appointment to meet with your adviser.
  2. Pick up a withdrawal form (same as the drop form) from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank), Complete the form, meet with your adviser to discuss and obtain their signature.
  3. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office before they close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. The course will remain on your transcript with a "W" next to the number of credits, indicating that you officially withdrew from the course midway through the semester.
Remember that all students are expected to complete at least 12 points of credit per semester; 
if you have extenuating circumstances and believe you need to drop below 12 credits by withdrawing from a course, you must see the Office of Disability Services for special permission, which is given only under extraordinary circumstances.

Considering staying in a challenging course?  Don't forget to check out the helpful resources at http://barnard.edu/dos/academic-support.

FAQs

I tried to withdraw from a class by clicking "drop" on Student Planning, but nothing happened!
A:  See directions above -- you must meet with an adviser and submit an actual paper form (welcome to the 20th Century!) to the Registrar's office.

I withdrew from a course following the proper procedures, but it is still on my schedule in Student Planning.
A:  Don't worry!  If you look on Timeline or your Unofficial Transcript, you will see a W next to the withdrawn course.

Pass/D/Fail Deadline -- Thursday Nov. 15, 11:00 p.m.


If you want to declare the Pass/D/Fail option for a fall 2018 course, the deadline to declare is Thursday 11/15 at 11:00 p.m. through myBarnard.

FAQs:

How does P/D/F work exactly?
This is a transaction between you, the computer, and the registrar.  You do not need to discuss it with your instructor.  If you elect this option, your professor will continue to grade your work like any other students and submit a final grade for you for the course.  The grade must be a “C-” or higher to earn a “P”

Am I allowed to take a particular class P/D/F?

How do I elect to take a class P/D/F?
You do not need your adviser's approval to select the P/D/F option, but it would be a good idea to discuss the matter with your adviser or class dean to ensure that you have thought through the decision.  Log into myBarnard and follow these directions to elect the P/D/F option.

I tried to click on P/D/F Option online as directed, but nothing happened!
This is most likely because you are using Safari as your web browser.  Try Chrome or Firefox or something else.  If the problem persists, contact Student Computing.

What is this "uncovering" I keep hearing about, and how/when/why would I do that?
If you elect the P/D/F option by the deadline, you will have the opportunity*, at the beginning of next semester, to log into myBarnard, click on the "Pass/D/Fail Option" link in Web Adviser, and peek at what grade you would have earned had you taken the class for a letter grade.  If you like that grade, you may opt to "uncover" it and revert to letter-graded status.  If you do nothing, the grade will remain in P/D/F status.  The deadline to uncover a grade of P is the registration deadline at the beginning of the following semester.

Monday, November 12, 2018

SP2019 First-Year Seminar Course Descriptions Available Here!


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Please click here to view detailed course description for spring 2019 first-year seminar sections. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tips and Tricks to Register Successfully!



Registration for Spring 2019 starts next week! 

PLAN:  Student Planning is open for planning your spring 2019 class schedule.

CLASSES:  We are continually adding new classes to myBarnard / Student Planning.  If you can't find a class you plan to register for, email us the course number at registrar@barnard.edu.

ADVISING:  Your adviser must "Grant Permission for you to Register."

REGISTRATION TIMES:  Look up your registration appointment times in myBarnard (Academics tab, myAcademicRecord channel).  Your next available registration time is also visible in Student Planning.

REGISTER:  Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16  
-in myBarnard, Web Advisor / Student Planning link
-After November 16, late fees apply.

GEN ED:  Want to know if a course satisfies a Gen Ed requirement?  Here's the list:
- For Foundations: https://tinyurl.com/Found-BC.  

SPECIAL COURSES:  How do you register for a "special" course (e.g. voice lessons, P.E., graduate courses at Columbia, etc.)?  https://tinyurl.com/special-courses

WAITLISTS:  You can join a max of 3 waitlists at a time.  

HELP:  Email registrar@barnard.edu.

Barnard Computer Science Majors - This one is for you!

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Dear Barnard Computer Science majors! 

Please join Dean Friedman and the CS advisors from Columbia for an informal advising gathering next week. (Yes, we know it's happening during Registration week and not before, but with Fall Break, it was too difficult to plan and schedule it. We still think it will be helpful to meet during Registration, as you will have additional time in December to make changes to your schedule).

WHAT? Coffee Break and low-key advising
WHEN? Tuesday, November 13th, 5-6:30pm
WHERE? Barnard College, Milbank Hall 105 (Dean of the College/Dean of Studies suite of offices)

Refreshments will be served! Please RSVP to Mary Champion at mchampion@barnard.edu so we know how much food to buy.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Learn more about Barnard/SEAS 4+1 Pathway


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Interested in the newly launched Barnard/SEAS 4+1 Pathway? Come hear information from SEAS Graduate Admissions regarding eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and timelines for enrollment. The initial Barnard/SEAS 4+1 pathways will include Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Students are encouraged to attend to gain insight to the application and selection process. Register here

*New Blog Alert* Follow the Student Success Blog...

Follow the Student Success Blog, a blog intended for the First-Generation/Low-Income populations at Barnard.

Be featured on our blog! Complete the Student Spotlight form to be featured in one of our weekly posts!



Upcoming events:
  • First Gen Focus Group Nov. 1st, 12pm-1:30pm, Mehler Parlor (1st floor Elliot Hall)
RSVP   
  • First Gen Awareness Day Nov 8th, 12pm-2:30pm, Sulzberger Parlor (3rd floor, Barnard Hall)