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

Temporary guidelines have been established to pay students who may be unable to return to campus from abroad due to COVID-19 related disruptions.  

I am writing to salute the overwhelming ratification of the agreement reached with Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW-UAW).

With only some six weeks ahead of us before the fall term, we are writing to summarize how the University is acting to make Columbia as safe as possible with an increasing level of campus density.

Watch video from the Faculty Forum on Renewing the Campus on Tuesday, July 14. The event focused on facilities and public health issues and featured members of the President’s Advisory Task Force on COVID-19.


We are pleased to announce several new enhancements to the Faculty Diversity Initiative that will launch in the upcoming fall semester. 

Faculty are invited to a virtual panel with members of the President’s Advisory Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 14.

The University has reached a tentative agreement with the representatives of Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW-UAW).

Gradual ramping-up of on-campus laboratory and clinical research begins on Monday, June 22. This requires new actions by everyone on campus, including training, symptom self-check, and for those newly returning, COVID-19 testing.

Having moved through detailed planning by the Education Working Group and having been approved by the University Senate, the contours and character of the 2020-21 academic calendar now are set.

President Bollinger has set a target date for beginning the ramping up of laboratory and clinical research on campus: Monday, June 22.

Many are curious about what the decision to make flexible use of the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 terms means for the University and their own situation. Deliberations are guided by questions and specifications from working groups that have begun to shape details regarding how Columbia will be renewed responsibly. 

The University has started active planning to expeditiously resume as many research operations as possible, and has thus adopted the Columbia Framework for Restarting Research. So doing, safety and health considerations will take precedence. 

A set of University working groups and a CUIMC Task Force have been appointed to think through how the University will proceed as we slowly move past the COVID-19 peak.

"I want to create a culture around what's called contextual design, really learning from this community ... and matching what we do to what they need."

In light of COVID-19, the University has had to evaluate its economic choices. For now, we have taken a series of initial steps. The most notable, and painful, include an academic and administrative hiring freeze with only rare exceptions.