News and Announcements

Awards and Requests for Proposals

Nominations for the 2023 Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching

We invite you to nominate faculty and graduate student instructors for the annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching.

Provost's Announcements

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.

Dr. Sonya Somerville will become the Head of School in July 2023 and brings to the role a passion for education and advocacy for students and teachers.

After years of dedicated service, Vice Provost Jeri Henry will be departing Columbia at the end of the year to take on a new role.

This new online tool, called the "Blue Folder"  is designed to give faculty and staff the tools to identify, address, and refer students in distress.

News from Faculty Advancement

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.

On October 7, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosted a Provost Diversity Fellows Panel and Welcome Reception.

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.

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

The panelists, who were Diversity Fellows in their second, third, and fourth years, shared their experiences as underrepresented students at Columbia with first- and second-year fellows. 

I write again to update you on negotiations with our student workers.

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.