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 of these programs. 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. The first cohort was named in 2013 and the second in 2015. The Provost’s Academic Leadership Institute, relaunched in fall 2016, 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. 

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs supports 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.