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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.

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New salary ranges for the 2021-22 academic year for full-time officers of research

The tentative agreement that Columbia reached with GWC-UAW was not ratified in a vote by the bargaining unit. This letter outlines the implications of that vote. 

Following the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, and guided by the priority of campus safety, Columbia has commenced planning for a full schedule of in-person academic instruction inside our classrooms, with faculty, students, and the majority of staff back on campus. 

Updates to the process to ensure that visitors to the University are screened and designated appropriately

Effective immediately, the terms of the Parental Workload Relief Plan for nonprofessorial faculty on the Morningside campus have been updated.

We are pleased to have reached a historic tentative agreement with the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW that advances the interests of our graduate workers and strengthens the University academically and as an employer.

I am heartened to report that the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW agreed to a proposal to suspend the strike and bridge remaining differences through mediation.

I report on two matters: Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and the bargaining process. We have proposed an appeals panel composed of individuals who are not part of the University to hear cases on a rotating basis.

With the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW strike having begun, despite hundreds of hours of negotiation and much already settled, a series of clarifications seems imperative.

I write to share some reflections in light of GWC-UAW telling us that it will begin an official strike on March 15, based on an authorization vote taken one year ago.

To ensure that the principles of Affirmative Action are maintained, effective immediately any hire that needs to be first approved by the Provost’s Hiring Freeze Committee must follow these two procedures.

You are invited to join one of two virtual town halls about COVID-19 vaccines and distribution. These forums will build on vaccine information shared earlier this week in campus announcements. 

The spring 2021 will look similar to the fall and nearly all classes will be remote during the first two weeks of the new term.