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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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"I want to understand why financial institutions are the way they are and try to figure out how to improve them." 


After thinning out the campus and ramping down research, the Provost shares, in broad outline, information about how the University is trying to maintain its balance and stability.

As the University responds to COVID-19 by working to reduce on-campus populations, it is imperative to rapidly ramp down most of our on-site, in-person research activities. 

In light of public health circumstances, libraries are closed until further notice. Colleagues are working diligently to support teaching, scholarship, and research throughout current interruptions. 

In light of the transition to a virtual learning environment, this announcement to faculty offers guidance on teaching, class arrangements, and related issues. 

Students in countries designated as CDC COVID-19 Risk Levels 1, 2 or 3, should return to their permanent residence (or a safer location). Students on study abroad programs in countries with a rising number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases should seriously consider returning home.

Columbia affiliates are strongly urged to postpone non-essential international travel. For students, all upcoming international travel that is organized, led, or financed by Columbia is suspended until further notice. 

Undertaking evidence-informed procedures, the University has restricted travel to South Korea, in addition to China. However, it has not made changes to classes, activities, operations, and events on our New York campuses.

Columbia faculty are invited to apply for the Provost’s Teaching & Learning Grants. These grants help integrate new technology and educational approaches into classrooms and develop interdisciplinary courses.  

As the situation related to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus continues to develop, the ability of some students to participate in academic activities may be affected.

Columbia continues to monitor information regarding the coronavirus outbreak. This message includes very important, time-sensitive information for members of the University community. 

Columbia is monitoring information and expert recommendations regarding the outbreak of a 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first detected in Wuhan, China.

At the start of a new semester, Interim Provost Ira Katznelson reflects on community issues, including unionization, the Fourth Purpose, and more.

"I've been interested in the interface between chemistry, biology and engineering: how can we use our understanding of chemical matter to change or alter or understand biological systems? I think there's a lot of power in that."

This newly-released guide an invaluable resource to help create a supportive, inclusive environment.