Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago Assembly

The Columbia College Chicago Assembly is an information sharing body, a think tank, empowering the college community through knowledge, dialogue and counsel.  The Assembly provides opportunities for a shared voice on significant issues, both internal and external, that have impact on the College.  The College Assembly will consist, at a minimum, of one presentation followed by an in-depth, lively discussion of the topic.  All attendees will be encouraged to participate in the conversation in an effort to reach mutual understanding.

Next Assembly

February 12, 2015
11:00-12:00 noon
618 S Michigan Ave, Stage Two

Taming the Debt Dragon

Strategies and Actions to Enhance Your Financial Well-being

Must students be shackled by debt for decades? Explore options-scholarships, loans, and grants. Consider alternative approaches to managing cash flow. Panelists will include Amanda Hamrick, Chip Talbot, Pearl Natali, and Maureen Herlehy.

Have a topic you want Columbia to discuss? Fill out this form and let the Presiding Committee know about it.

Presiding Committee

The Presiding Committee of the Assembly represents the constituencies of the Columbia College Chicago community, and is responsible for planning, executing and moderating each Assembly as well as disseminating information to the college community. Assemblies may result in recommendations to the College Administration concerning policy and procedure, if deemed appropriate by the Presiding Committee.


Assembly Guidelines


The Assembly was approved as the successor to the former College Council by a vote at the final Council meeting on October 7, 2011.  The academic functions and tasks of the Council were assumed by the Faculty Senate.