News and Announcements

Provost's Announcements

Find out about resources for Columbia parents of school-age children, including Work/Life’s School and Child Care Search Service, admissions information for The School at Columbia University, and details about other schools with ties to the University.

As a follow-up to Provost Boyce’s June announcement, the University posted Common Data Set reports for Columbia College/Columbia Engineering, and Columbia General Studies, as well as detail, context, and analysis of the undergraduate experience.

The 2022 Faculty Handbook compiles policies and resources relevant to academic personnel at Columbia.

This funding will support faculty in developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogies and learning strategies.

Announcement regarding the University’s decision to refrain from submitting data to U.S. News and World Report for this year’s undergraduate college rankings. 

News from Faculty Advancement

New faculty from across Columbia attended a welcome reception hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.

This year’s virtual faculty orientation will introduce faculty to the broad spectrum of University resources and offices devoted to supporting their teaching, scholarship, and overall well-being.

The symposium featured the work of 14 scholars in the Bridge to the Ph.D. program, which aims to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in doctoral programs in STEM disciplines.  

On Thursday, June 2, junior faculty joined Columbia University leaders at Faculty House for a long-overdue luncheon.

We are pleased to recognize faculty whose work embodies Columbia’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

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

I write to update you further on ongoing negotiations with our graduate student workers.

We are writing to share with you an update on Columbia’s financial position. We have posted our audited financial statements for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, and are pleased to share results that are much better than were anticipated.

Now more than halfway through the fall semester, we have observed the continued success of COVID-19 mitigation measures, which have allowed us to relax some precautionary measures and expand campus services.

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

We write with an update on our campus COVID-19 status and the precautionary measures we will continue to take in the weeks to come, including an extension of the current face covering mandate.

This message describes resources offered by the Office of Work/Life’s School and Child Care Search Service, admissions policies for The School at Columbia University, and information about other schools with connections to the University.

I write to update you on negotiations with our student union.

As part of our efforts to promote inclusion in the classroom, students will be able to register their pronouns in CourseWorks starting this semester.

I write to provide a few key details regarding our return to campus and to in-person instruction this fall.

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

We are writing to share a brief update regarding the University’s financial circumstances and outlook.

New policies will govern the return to full campus density. These regard instruction, the use of space, the scale of gatherings, travel, visitors, PCR testing, and vaccination.