jake matilsky's blog
I hope that midterms have treated you all well, and that you are looking forward to a few days off!
Now that we are all halfway through our term, I need to hear from you all on several issues. First, I want to know about students’ experience with advising. What kinds of information are excellent and invaluable, both for a new and continuing student? What are some areas where you think advising could go more in depth? In general, how much guidance do you like to receive from your Dean? These are important questions that will help inform recommendations to our fabulous Deans. The advising that we receive at Columbia helps guide us toward academic stratum. As your academic rep, it is important that I know what is working wonderfully, and where students could use more advice! Send me an email with the subject heading: ADVISING. Jake1049@gmail.com
Second, I REALLY need to hear from international students regarding their experiences with ALP. Any and all feedback is welcome. Tell me about your experience with the class. I am more than happy to set up an appointment to hear any concerns in person. Send me an email with the subject heading: ALP Jake1049@gmail.com
Finally, I want to hear from students who are taking, or interested in taking Lit Hum and CC. How is the class going? How the instruction? Did you have trouble getting in? Did you try unsuccessfully to get in? If you got in, did you find it useful to have almost entirely GS students, or would you have preferred if the classes were mixed with students from the other schools? Send me an email with the heading: Core. Jake1049@gmail.com
Come one come all!
It's that time of year. Time to buckle down, hit the books, prepare for next year... but before all that, it is time to come celebrate the success of several GS seniors who have written outstanding theses over the past year. Their topics are varied and their knowledge is extensive. Come tomorrow at 5 PM to 602 Lewisohn Hall. Click here for more information.
Dear Fellow GSers,
You still have time to nominate that outstanding teacher for the yearly GS Teaching Award. For instructions on how to submit a nomination, follow the instructions on the Academics section of this page. The deadline for submission is Friday the 18th of April. As always, feel free to email me with any questions at email@example.com or come to my office hours, 12-1, Friday's in the GS lounge.