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

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.

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.