News and Announcements

Provost's Announcements

Common Data Sets for 2022-23 and detailed overview of the Columbia undergraduate experience were posted last week. 

The data sets, accompanied by an overview of the Columbia undergraduate experience, are a resource for prospective students.

The University shares an update on plans to renovate the Red Balloon space and ensure access to quality, affordable child care.

The Office of the Provost honors faculty whose work embodies Columbia’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

As the end of the semester approaches, faculty and staff are reminded of a resource with guidance on how best to respond to and support students in distress. 

News from Faculty Advancement

New report highlights key initiatives from the Faculty Advancement team in the 2022-2023 academic year.

As President Bollinger ends his tenure at the University, he leaves behind a roadmap that emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

On Monday, February 20, 2023, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosted "Engaging Our Communities: Transformative Scholarship for Dismantling Anti-Black Racism and Fostering Black Joy," a fireside chat with new faculty in social work and in sociology.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosted They Said ‘Yes’: Supporting underrepresented students to belong and thrive in the academy.

The Writing Accountability Group offers faculty a virtual space—and peer support—to meet their writing goals. 

Announcements From Faculty Affairs

These ranges should be used in determining the salaries for officers of research throughout the University for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Important announcement about two significant enhancements to the Scholar Sponsorship Portal (SSP).

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.

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.

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.