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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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We write with information about Columbia's planning and policy for distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. A town hall about these topics will include information regarding vaccines.

We write to share an update on the University’s financial picture and report on our early planning for the year ahead.

Lee C. Bollinger announced that Mary C. Boyce, Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, will become the next Provost of the University on July 1, 2021, succeeding Interim Provost Ira Katznelson, who has ably served since September 2019.

In response to rising COVID-19 rates in New York, Columbia has reduced the size of non-academic gatherings and initiated travel-related “departure” SARS-CoV-2 testing. The University has also appointed a vaccine task force.

As COVID-19 becomes more pervasive, we urge you to redouble efforts to help prevent the spread of the virus.


Please join members of the President’s Advisory Task Force on COVID-19 for a virtual forum for faculty and employees.

In this time of heightened stress, students confront significant challenges. We offer suggestions, drawn from the insights of the University’s mental health working group, and highlight resources you can call on to support students.

This July, faculty and administrators participated in the Mini-Institute on Addressing Anti-Black Racism entitled, “Moving beyond Symbols and Performance: A Radical Reimagining of Antiracist Selves and Institutions.” Augustin Chaintreau, Associate Professor of Computer Science, was a participant in the summer pilot, and reflects on his experience.

We write with significant updates about the month ahead of us, addressing travel, quarantine, and campus safety at a time of year when many traditionally visit loved ones.  

We are writing to report on current circumstances and to preview the planning process that has begun for the spring term.

The Office of the Provost’s Addressing Racism initiative includes seed grant funding, a book club, and other events to help the community engage with issues of racism.

"Although brainstorming clearly has some benefits, how does it really get used as a part of a solution? I want to mechanically understand all the pieces."

Members of the President’s Advisory Task Force on COVID-19 spoke at at a virtual forum for faculty, researchers, and staff on August 26, 2020. Watch the video.


Fall term is just around the corner. Members of our community are ask to comply with a series of obligations as they rejoin life on campus. 

In response to regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education in May, Columbia has updated gender-based misconduct policies for students, faculty, and staff.