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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Annette Bhatia, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Academic Administration; Co-Chair, DEIA Committee, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Annette Bhatia, Ph.D., has worked at SPS since April 2017, and currently holds the title of Executive Director of Academic Administration. Her responsibilities include assessment and publication of the Academic Program Review, among others. She has extensive experience in higher education, and comes with a strong student affairs background from previously working in our Student Affairs Division as the Director of Student Services. Her responsibilities included working with Academic Programs on escalated student challenges and developing support programming, such as the Tutoring Program and Academic Skills Workshops. Prior to coming to SPS, she worked at BMCC/CUNY in the Sponsored Research Programs, where she collaborated with faculty and college administrators on identifying external funding to increase research activities at a public community college. She co-authored, advised, and collaborated on local, state, and federal grants leading to over $7 million in institutional funding. While at BMCC/CUNY, she also worked in student affairs, expanding the co-curricular transcript program and creating volunteer opportunities, including the creation of an Annual Alternative Spring Break program. Before that role, Annette worked at the University of Arizona, where she held various positions within the Registrar's Office and academic program management.

A loyal Wildcat, Bhatia holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education, M.A. in Political Science, and B.A. in Political Science and Mexican American Studies from the University of Arizona.