News and Announcements

Awards and Requests for Proposals

Nominations for the 2023 Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching

We invite you to nominate faculty and graduate student instructors for the annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching.

Provost's Announcements

The Office of the Provost invites proposals to create interdisciplinary courses co-taught by faculty at different schools.  

This announcement contains important information about the University’s international travel resources and policies.

Dr. Sonya Somerville will become the Head of School in July 2023 and brings to the role a passion for education and advocacy for students and teachers.

After years of dedicated service, Vice Provost Jeri Henry will be departing Columbia at the end of the year to take on a new role.

This new online tool, called the "Blue Folder"  is designed to give faculty and staff the tools to identify, address, and refer students in distress.

News from Faculty Advancement

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.

The Provost's Advisory Council for the Enhancement of Faculty Diversity, which advises the Provost on faculty initiatives, welcomed three new members this fall.

On October 7, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosted a Provost Diversity Fellows Panel and Welcome Reception.

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.

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

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.

"Since I came here to Columbia, I’ve been following that work on the parental behavior from both a genetics and a neurobiology perspective. We have also expanded to studying aggression, first in chickens, in which we are going to try to identify a genetic basis of their aggression in chickens bred for fighting for hundreds to thousands of years."

We are pleased to renew calls for proposals from the President’s Global Innovation Fund and the Global Scholars Program, each closely aligned with the Columbia Global Centers.

Minimum salary revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issued by the U.S. Department of Labor

Julie Kornfeld will begin service as Vice Provost for Academic Programs on January 1, 2020. In this role, she will oversee the University’s broad range of academic programs with a focus on compliance, policy, and regulatory requirements.

"One of the things that I’m interested in is the disjunction between what medieval theorists and philosophers say about animals’ capacity for language, and then how poets depict animal languages."

"...I study the political causes and consequences of the disenfranchisement of migrants, who typically embody a cultural “other” in ethnically diverse societies."

I write to share information about both the School and Child Care Search Service and The School at Columbia. 

Some four weeks into my stint as interim provost, I should like to share my sense of priorities for the academic season and report on some current developments.

A brief update on the status of the continued union negotiations with the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW.

Jeri Henry has been appointed Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

"Often, we will say “diversity,” when actually what we mean and what we measure is something else, something that is not really diversity at all; it’s just the presence of non-whites."

To maintain and enhance the academic excellence of our schools, I have relied on the engagement of faculty colleagues and committees across a range of programs and policies within the Office of the Provost.