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MTAC Participant Agreement

This is the participant agreement webform for students who have signed up for the MTAC Biology program for the spring 2015 term.

Submission of this webform is required in order to participate in MTAC. If you have any questions, please contact 

Please select which MTAC group you have signed up for.
Please read the following expectations carefully.

I understand that, as an MTAC participant, it is my responsibility to:

  • Commit to attending the MTAC group that I have selected each week; or, if my schedule changes, to switch my group (pending availability) before the February 2 deadline.
  • Keep track of my attendance and let my coach know in advance if I will not be able to attend a session, understanding that I may be asked to leave the program if I accrue more than two unexcused absences.
  • Keep pace with the course and assignments, including: reading notes; going to class; going to recitation; using the problem book; completing all assignments.
  • Prepare all assigned MTAC-material in advance of group meetings, including but not limited to: solving practice problems; reading through problems for each session in advance.
  • Participate actively during each group session, including but not limited to: asking questions, answering questions when called on, sharing alternate approaches, drawing out problem elements on the board, and respectfully challenging answers with which you disagree.
  • Be respectful of other group members and help my MTAC coach to create a positive, respectful environment for learning. This includes meeting expectations set out in the Coaching Group Contract at the beginning of the semester, and respecting all students’ right to keep performance on problems in coaching groups private.
  • Participate in all program assessment activities.
  • Communicate with coaches outside of the group ONLY through the online group space. Coaches have been instructed not to answer emails sent to them privately.
  • Notify as soon as possible if I decide to discontinue participating in MTAC or have dropped the course.
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    The Academic Resources Toolbox brings together exercises, articles, and software to help you improve your academic performance.

    CSA Weekly Content Submission Form

    The CSA sends a weekly newsletter to all Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students on Tuesday afternoons. Please submit all content by 9:00 a.m. on Monday to be included in the current week's issue. Entries received after this time will be considered for the following week if applicable. Please contact Joshua Gaynor with any questions.


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    Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Location: John Jay Dining Hall


    CSArts was created to give Columbia College and Columbia Engineering artists a space in which to showcase their artwork and talent on the walls of the Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA). Since the CSA has more than 23,000 appointments in the ten months of the academic year, these works of art will be seen by many.

    ASP Summer Bridge Program

    The office of Academic Success Programs would like to share some important updates and reminders regarding the Summer Bridge Program.  Please see below for information regarding your Columbia Unive

    ASP First-Year Dinner & Discussion

    You are invited to our First-Year Dinner & Discussion.

    Date:  Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Time:  5:00 p.m.

    Location: Lerner Hall, Room 401

    Tutee Agreement

    This is the tutee agreement webform for students who have requested tutoring with the CC/SEAS Tutoring Service.

    If you have requested tutoring through your advising dean, please complete this webform as soon as possible. Students will not be assigned to a tutor until this webform has been completed.

    Please note that the more availability you indicate, the more likely we will be able to fulfill your request in a timely manner.

    I understand that as a tutee it is my responsibility to:

    • Respond to emails regarding my tutoring assignment in a timely manner.
    • Attend all scheduled tutorial sessions and keep the tutor informed of all coursework.
    • Come to each tutoring session prepared:
      • Come with specific questions for my tutor.
      • Bring all relevant course materials (textbook, lecture notes, syllabus, etc.)
    • Arrive on time and ready to start on schedule.
    • Notify the tutor as soon as possible if I am unable to attend a tutoring session.
    • Notify the tutoring program coordinator as soon as possible if I am discontinuing tutoring or have dropped the course.
    • Complete an evaluation form at the end of the semester.
    • Understand that tutoring sessions are not to be used for going over assigned homework problems, since that would be a violation of academic integrity guidelines and standards. Tutors are aware of this policy and will report any academic integrity issues to the Center for Student Advising.

    • Please note that tutoring is a semester-long commitment and tutees are expected to attend their two-hour tutoring session every week. If a tutee has more than two unexcused absences, s/he will lose his or her seat in the group to make room for other students. This policy will be strictly enforced.

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    James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


    403 Alfred Lerner Hall
    2920 Broadway
    New York, NY 10027

    Call: (212) 854-6378

    Fax: (212) 854-2458

    Office Hours
    9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Walk-in Hours (Sept-May)
    3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.