Vice Provost Offices

To find a member of the Office of the Provost by name, visit the directory.

Who We Are, What We Do

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs is responsible for overseeing University academic programs, monitoring educational partnerships with U.S. and foreign universities and organizations, managing University accreditation, advancing interdisciplinary programs within schools and departments, administering Presidential Teaching Awards for

EOAA develops and implements the University's nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies, procedures, and programs; investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment; and publishes the University's Affirmative Action Plan.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement works in close collaboration with the University's academic and administrative units to attract, advance, and retain a diverse faculty. The office facilitates faculty development, diversity, and planning initiatives with an emphasis on creating a welcoming and inclusive climate. at the University.

The Office of Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs ensures the continued excellence of Columbia's faculty and academic community by administering University policies governing academic appointments, tenure review, and faculty service, and to identifying and exploring issues of importance to the University.

The Office of the Executive Vice Provost supports the Office of the Provost’s mission to recruit and retain the most outstanding faculty members by supporting the administration and operation of many aspects of the University: space planning, faculty housing, travel planning and emergency protocols, child care and K-12 schooling, human resources, and financial management, among other areas.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation promotes and advances teaching, learning, and innovation at the University. The office is responsible for administering the Provost’s initiatives in teaching and learning, leading efforts in online education, providing support for schools to offer new and extending existing courses and programs to audiences around the world, reviewing new and existing online and hybrid degree and non-degree programs, and proposing, reviewing and disseminating policies on teaching and online education.

Reporting to the Vice Provost and University Librarian, the University Libraries supports research and teaching through its 23 libraries and extensive print and electronic collections. University Libraries also houses the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, and the Copyright Advisory Office.