Supporting Faculty Development

The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting leadership training opportunities for faculty as a pathway to enhancing academic governance and leadership at Columbia. The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs is responsible for managing two programs that are focused on leadership development for Columbia’s senior faculty members and administrators. For information on junior faculty career development programs and initiatives that advance the career success of faculty members who contribute to the diversity goals of the University, please visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement website

The Provost Leadership Fellows program is designed to provide faculty members with insight into the University’s institutional workings, professional development training, guidance on positioning academic units to thrive, and opportunities to strengthen peer networks across campus. Senior faculty members from both campuses are selected for two-year terms. More information on the program and fellows can be found here.

The Provost’s Academic Leadership Institute was created to help Morningside department chairs, vice deans, division and institute directors, and heads of other academic units develop and strengthen skill sets needed to lead academic units.  Several sessions are held for the group each academic year. 

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs also manages the internal competition for several faculty fellowship and exchange programs, which include:  Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome; Tsunoda Senior Fellowship Program at Waseda University in Tokyo; Faculty Exchanges at École Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Alliance Visiting Professorship; and, Alliance Short-term Visiting Professorship at Pantheon-Sorbonne.