What We Do
The Office of the Senior Vice Provost advances the Office of the Provost’s mission by propelling excellence in teaching and learning, promoting global engagement, and supporting administration and planning.
Columbia University’s online platform to engage alumni and learners from around the world through non-degree non-credit courses, events (live-streamed and recorded), and podcasts. Columbia+ also provides guidance, resources, and services to schools to leverage online technologies, and brings executive education opportunities to schools, and facilitates collaborations to meet needs of corporations and governments.
ISSO also supports the academic and professional success of all Columbia’s international students, by offering professional development and student life programming to help international students make the most of their time at Columbia.
Directs protocols for supporting affiliates in the instance of domestic and international emergencies. In partnership with Global Travel, provides pre-travel and operational support to enable Columbia students, scholars, faculty and staff to focus on their teaching, research, and learning abroad.
Manages the Provost’s Office budget and financial commitments. Oversees important areas of academic planning including space planning and policy development. Provides Human Resources support for Provost's Office employees, and operational support to the University Senate.
Advances the Office of the Provost's mission to recruit and retain excellent faculty through the administration of the University's faculty housing policy and oversight of programs that support faculty members' external housing needs.
Manages key relationships related to early childhood through 12th grade schooling, including oversight of The School at Columbia University and Tompkins Hall Nursery and Childcare Center and liasing with NYC Department of Education's Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering. For other child care and schooling matters, please visit the Office of Work/Life.
Columbia University Press advances knowledge about our world through essential writing and research focusing on the global, the urban, and the contemporary. For more than 125 years, their widely reviewed and award-winning books have brought new ideas and foundational understanding to students, academics across different disciplines, policy makers, and general readers around the world.
The University Seminars at Columbia University is an ongoing community of partnerships each of which is constituted by scholars from multiple academic departments and disciplines, often including experts from outside academia, and is devoted to the study of an institution, practice, or issue of theoretical and/or practical importance. The University Seminars originated in, and maintains its vitality through, spontaneous intellectual initiatives and is therefore considered a movement. The mission of The University Seminars collectively is to enable the intellectual missions of its individual constituent seminars.
In partnership with Labor and Employee Relations, manages relationships with the student and postdoctoral/associate research scientist unions, advances initiatives to ensure the strength and quality of relations with unionized academic employees, and provides guidance to the University, schools and department on labor and employee relations issues, dispute resolution, and bargaining agreement interpretation.
The Provost’s Working Group on Generative AI is tasked by Interim Provost Dennis Mitchell to develop a policy and guidelines on the use (and procurement) of generative artificial intelligence tools (e.g. ChatGPT and Google Bard) by Columbia students, faculty, researchers and staff. The policy can be found here.
Provost Boyce appointed a working group of faculty, researchers, postdocs, students, and administrators to develop recommendations to ensure an environment for learning, research, living, and working that is free from discrimination and harassment, and that does not tolerate abusive or intimidating behavior.
The accessibility working group developed the accessibility website to serve as a central resource for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors on accessibility-related information, procedures, and services at Columbia University.
Director of Human Resources
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