Zoom Backgrounds

Need a new videoconferencing background? The Earth Institute has you covered with a SUMA background! Click here to download. If you would like to personalize it with your name or other info, please click here to access an editable Canva file and instructions. More backgrounds: Columbia University logo & campus backgroundsNASA, satellite, and nature backgrounds … Continue reading Zoom Backgrounds

What Is Add/Drop Period?

AKA Change of Program PeriodAKA Course Shopping Period During the Add/Drop period, students can add and drop courses online using Student Services Online (SSOL). It's a very exciting — you can check out all the courses you want and find out if they meet your expectations, after all the research you've done. The official Add/Drop … Continue reading What Is Add/Drop Period?

SPS Town Hall Highlights

Links Town Hall Webinar RecordingTown Hall Follow Up Q&ASPS Return to Campus Guide Returning to Campus All students returning to campus must take a COVID-19 "Gateway" test. To schedule an appointment, go to the Online Patient Portal. More information on the process here. Modes of Instruction What hy-flex might look like Student Support Services For … Continue reading SPS Town Hall Highlights

Student Roundtable Survey

Members of the student body will be meeting with SUMA's administration to work on how to address inequity and racism within our curricula and academic structures. We join many students & faculty on campus who want to see this change, and are having similar conversations. In order to better understand how we, as graduate students … Continue reading Student Roundtable Survey

SUMA Town Hall on Fall 2020

Town hall recording & slides. Steve Cohen’s blog post provides additional context to the plans for the fall semester. Main points: SPS/EI planned for as much flexibility as possible. Everything is dependent on US & NY laws.All classes are "Hy-Flex" and will be available online. Participation will not be graded since not all students will … Continue reading SUMA Town Hall on Fall 2020