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.

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.

Committee members include Tim Cozzens (chair representative), Amanda Hamrick (student representative and committee co-chair), Erika Kooda (student representative), Keith Kostecka (full-time faculty representative), Louis Silverstein (full-time faculty representative and committee chair), Laren Targ (staff representative), Oscar Valdez (staff representative), Diana Vallera (part-time faculty representative) and Reggie Wilson (part-time faculty representative).

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.

Past Assemblies

  • Are We Achieving Our Greatness? Share Your Voice on Significant Issues - April 25, 2016
  • Strategic Plan Implementation: Diversity and Inclusion - April 11, 2016
  • Strategic Plan Implementation: Integrated First-Year Experince - March 7, 2016
  • Strategic Plan Implementation: Columbia Core - February 8, 2016
  • Strategic Plan Implementation: Universal Learning Outcomes - November 16, 2015
  • Security at Our College - April 16, 2015
  • Taming the Debt Dragon - February 12, 2015
  • Strategic Plan - December 2, 2014
  • Education for the Future - November 12, 2014
  • Senior Vice President and Provost Stanley T. Wearden - October 2, 2014
  • Columbia College Chicago Sexual Assault Resource Panel - April 30, 2014
  • Teaching and Learning in the Social Media Era - April 16, 2014
  • Money, Jobs, and the Arts: Many Paths - February 20, 2014
  • Break Down the Walls - December 2, 2013
  • President Kwang-Wu Kim, "The First 100 Days" - October 11, 2013
  • Campus Inclusiveness: Is CCC a supportive environment for LBGTQ? - April 26, 2013
  • Transfer Initiatives: Creating Partnerships, Pathways, and Progress - March 15, 2013
  • Career Paths After Columbia - February 22, 2013
  • Industry Insiders: Perspectives on Your Career Path - November 30, 2012
  • Collaboration: Exploring the Student Laboratory Concept - October 12, 2012

Upcoming Events

Have an idea for a topic? Email the presiding committee chair