News and Announcements

Provost's Announcements

Columbia announces updates to its COVID-19 guidance as of May 11, 2023, upon conclusion of the national public health emergency.

I am pleased to announce major steps to advance the University’s anti-bullying efforts.

As we continue to witness the devastating aftermath of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, we are reaching out to share our heartfelt sympathy and to share University resources that may be helpful at this moment.

The Office of the Provost invites proposals to create interdisciplinary courses co-taught by faculty at different schools.  

This announcement contains important information about the University’s international travel resources and policies.

News from Faculty Advancement

On Monday, February 20, 2023, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosted "Engaging Our Communities: Transformative Scholarship for Dismantling Anti-Black Racism and Fostering Black Joy," a fireside chat with new faculty in social work and in sociology.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosted They Said ‘Yes’: Supporting underrepresented students to belong and thrive in the academy.

The Writing Accountability Group offers faculty a virtual space—and peer support—to meet their writing goals. 

New Report Highlights Columbia's Faculty Advancement Activities and Achievements in 2021.

The Provost's Advisory Council for the Enhancement of Faculty Diversity, which advises the Provost on faculty initiatives, welcomed three new members this fall.

Announcements From Faculty Affairs

These templates should immediately replace the ones previously used for faculty and officers of research.

These ranges should be used in determining the salaries for officers of research throughout the University for the 2022-2023 academic year.

This enables an officer of research whose appointment is ending to set up an auto-reply with updated contact information.

This message offers clarification of policies in the March 2021 Untenured Faculty Pandemic Mitigation Policy. 

This revised paragraph must be included in all offer and reappointment letters for faculty, officers of research, and officers of the libraries.

All News

Feb. 28, 2014-- A brief report on the priorities mentioned in the Provost's fall message and on new tasks that have arisen during the course of the year.


Feb. 10, 2014-- The Provost announces the results of the competition for the Columbia-Chile Fund.  

Feb. 7, 2014-- The Provost invites applications for faculty fellowship and exchange opportunities.

The Provost announces the second Request for Proposals for the President’s Global Innovation Fund.

The Provost announces  a new Incentive Plan for Tenured Faculty Retirement, effective January 1, 2014. This plan was updated in 2019.

A call for applications to the Provost Leadership Fellows Program. 

The Provost outlines resources available through the Office of Work/Life’s School and Child Care Search Service as well as admissions policies for The School at Columbia University and shares information about other schools near us.

A new Faculty Advisory Committee on Online Learning  will play a key advisory role in helping to shape the University’s efforts in the areas of online, distance, and digital learning.

The Provost announces the search committee for the next Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  

The new Provost’s Advisory Council for the Enhancement of Faculty Diversity will play a central role in the continuing implementation of the Faculty and Pipeline Diversity Program announced in April.

The Provost announces the formation of a search committee to identify the next Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Welcome back to the surge of energy and excitement that comes at the beginning of every academic year at Columbia.

This new initiative will develop a set of workshops and other programs to support and strengthen academic leadership at Columbia. 

The Provost forms a search committee to help in identifying the next dean of the School for International and Public Affairs.

The Provost announces the formation of the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid (CAFA).