Many issues between student and instructor can be resolved between the student and instructor directly. The first step is for the student to reach out to the instructor via email or speak with them before/after class to discuss the issue. If the student has not received an email reply within two business days, they should try again or a different method of reaching the instructor.
If a student is still struggling to resolve an issue with their instructor, their next step is to contact the department's chairperson for that specific class. The department chair will help the student resolve outstanding issues between the student and instructor.
Department faculty and chairpersons can be found here by clicking on the approrpiate department name:
Fine & Performing Arts Faculty
|Art & Art History||Business & Entrepeneurship||Dance||Design|
Liberal Arts & Sciences
|American Sign Language||English & Creative Writing||Humanities, History,
& Social Sciences
|Science & Mathematics|
|Audio Arts & Acoustics||Cinema & Television Arts||Communication||Interactive Arts & Media|
If a student believes they are being treated unfairly by their instructor, their first course of action should be to address the issue with the instructor directly. The staff in Student Relations and Student Assistance & Community Standards can help a student with developing a strategy if needed.
If a student believes they are being discriminated or harassed by an instructor, they are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Equity Issues to explore options, learn about resources and possible accommodations.
Any student who believes that they have been discriminated against because of a disability by any Columbia personnel may contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office or Columbia’s current 504 Coordinator: Douglas Eck, Ed.D., Dean of Students
Phone: (312) 369-8595
In Person: 623 S Wabash Ave, Suite 303