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

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.

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.