Winter 2011

Winter 2011

Center Stage at Barnard

For academically outstanding students seeking a career in theatre, music, or dance, Barnard’s liberal arts programs and location in a world-class performance arts capital entice growing numbers. Faculty department heads W. B. Worthen, Gail Archer, and Mary Cochran tell Barnard Magazine why.

Support for the Essentials: Two Funds Target Faculty Research

 

If there is one word that rattles young professors, it might be this one: tenure. To attain this status, which offers both job security and prestige, a faculty member must undergo a grueling review process of skills and scholarship. At Barnard, tenure-track instructors often endure an intensely challenging stretch, as they are expected to turn out research in the manner of faculty at a large university like Columbia while frequently carrying the heavy course load typical of professors at smaller colleges like Barnard.