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Our Leadership

The Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) is committed to building and delivering flexible programs at the highest levels of excellence; supporting a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff; and expanding the reach and impact of an Ivy League education so that more students can excel in their careers. Comprising senior Arts and Sciences Faculty, SPS senior faculty and administrators, and industry thought leaders, SPS’s leadership committees formalize the School’s close ties within and beyond Columbia University. Members provide strategic counsel to the Dean and other senior leaders. 

Executive Committee of the Faculty of Professional Studies

The Executive Committee of the Faculty of Professional Studies is responsible for reviews and promotions of faculty and proposals for promotion, except that participation in deliberations and voting shall be limited to faculty holding appointments of higher rank, and voting on promotions to full professor of professional practice shall be limited to professors of professional practice who are members of the Executive Committee. The committee’s work is advisory to the Dean and his subsequent recommendations to the Executive Vice President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Promotions and Tenure Committee.

Bylaws Excerpt

1.1. Executive Committee: The Executive Committee of the Faculty of Professional Studies includes all associate professors of professional practice and full professors of professional practice who have passed their Major Practice Review, and other members at the Dean’s discretion. The Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies shall be the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Professional Studies. The Executive Committee of the Faculty of Professional Studies shall be responsible for reviews and promotions of faculty and proposals for promotion, except that participation in deliberations and voting shall be limited to faculty holding appointments of higher rank and voting on promotions to full professor of professional practice shall be limited to professors of professional practice who are members of the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee Members, Academic Year 2023–2024

 

Chair

Members

 

Ex Officio, Secretary of the Faculty of Professional Studies

Executive Staff

Committee on Instruction

Composed of up to five faculty members, the Committee on Instruction advises the Dean on curriculum development and planning, including new programs and course approvals.

Bylaws Excerpt

1.1.    Committee on Instruction (COI): The Dean shall appoint a standing Committee on Instruction (COI) consisting of three to five full-time faculty. The COI consists of the Dean, the Secretary of the Faculty of Professional Studies who serves ex officio and without voting rights and staff appointed by the Dean for support. The COI shall advise the Dean on matters of curriculum such as new program and course approvals.

Committee on Instruction Members, Academic Year 2022–2023

Chair

Members

Ex Officio, Secretary of the Committee on Instruction

Faculty Development Committee

Composed of up to six full-time faculty members, the Faculty Development Committee conducts faculty searches and reviews and advises the Dean on full-time faculty recruitment and compliance with University policies.

Bylaws Excerpt

1.1.    Faculty Development Committee (FDC): The Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies shall appoint a standing committee to conduct faculty searches and faculty reviews, consisting of three to six full-time faculty. The FDC consists of the Dean, the Secretary of the Faculty of Professional Studies who serves ex officio and without voting rights and staff appointed by the Dean for support. The FDC shall advise the Dean on proposals for recruiting full-time faculty, as well as oversight of the execution of the search process. The FDC shall also advise the Dean on matters pertaining to the review (reappointments and promotions) of faculty, including the creation of review committees and resulting reports that ensure compliance with the procedures as set forth within the Columbia University Faculty Handbook.

Chair

Members

Ex Officio, Secretary of the Faculty Development Committee

Pre-College Programs Advisory Board

Comprising the foremost K–12 education thought leaders in the City of New York, the Pre-College Programs Advisory Board provides strategic counsel in the development of Columbia SPS’s Pre-College Programs. Members draw on their expertise to anticipate and respond to emerging trends and challenges; recommend curricular offerings and programs; and collaborate with fellow high school educators and administrators.

Pre-College Programs Committee on Instruction

The Committee on Instruction for Columbia SPS’s Pre-College Programs is an academic governance committee that reviews and approves all Pre-College curricula. In addition, it makes recommendations for program instructor hiring and filling course gaps; facilitates teacher development training; and sets instructor salary equity and academic program policies and processes as they relate to pedagogical support. Along with recommendations from the Pre-College Programs Advisory Board, the Committee plays an integral role in ensuring that all pre-college academic offerings are supported and approved by instructors who understand the high school student population as well as college coursework expectations and preparation.

Members

Ex Officio, Co-Secretaries