| VOL. 23, NO. 14||FEBRUARY 6, 1998 |
Brand New Sites Are Created for the University Secretarys Office, FACETS, Commencement and Tracking Admissions Progress
BY A. DUNLAP-SMITH
he Web at Columbia now casts an even wider net. Four new sites went live on ColumbiaWeb during the past few weeks. These will not only provide more information more easily to the Universitys students, faculty and administrators, but to its prospective students as well. The sites are:
Office of the Secretary of the University: The business of this office is to serve the President and the Trustees, but information about this work is not all youll find here.
The Secretary also keeps track of Columbias traveling scholars and its honorary degree recipients. Also at this site are biographies of the Trustees, information on the Universitys Archives and the Columbiana Collection, and news on the 250th Anniversary of Columbia/Kings College.
The site is accessible via the Administration button on the Columbia homepage or by typing http://www.columbia.edu/cu/secretary/.
Commencement: Everything you, your parents, your friends or anyone else want to know about this big day in May.
Arrived at by typing http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ceremonies/ or by clicking on the homepages Students button. (It is likely that this site will receive its own button on the homepage.)
FACETS, 1997-1998: The student handbook is now on-line. FACETS, an acronym for Facts About Columbia Essential To Students, provides loads of those and even some not-so-essential ones, too.
Here is the place to find, for instance, the most up-to-date statements of the Universitys policies on discrimination and sexual harassment, the latest personal safety tips and the most complete information on Columbias dining, health and career services, to name only three. FACETS is also conveniently linked to every school and department homepage on ColumbiaWeb and lists every web address at the University.
Whats more, its dotted with interesting early photos of the Morningside Heights campus and neighborhood. Click on the Students button or key in http://www.columbia.edu/cu/facets/.
Admissions Tracking: Applicants to the College, the Engineering School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts, General Studies and the School of Public Health now have an easy and fast way of checking the status of their applications, i.e., how much of the paperwork has been processed by the admissions office.
Prospects simply use their social security numbers to identify themselves and ensure confidentiality; international students without social security numbers are given an application number by the admissions office. Type http://www.ais.columbia.edu/ssv/olad/ or hit the Admissions button.