News and Announcements

Provost's Announcements

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. 

President Lee Bollinger announces that Mary Boyce will step down from her role on June 30, 2023, closing a decade of masterful service to Columbia in the highest levels of eadership. 

News from Faculty Advancement

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. 

New Report Highlights Columbia's Faculty Advancement Activities and Achievements in 2021.

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

You are invited to join one of two virtual town halls about COVID-19 vaccines and distribution. These forums will build on vaccine information shared earlier this week in campus announcements. 

The spring 2021 will look similar to the fall and nearly all classes will be remote during the first two weeks of the new term.


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.