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Lecturer Resources

The resources on this page are designed to provide information on a range of topics that are pertinent to lecturers. Details on specific topics are organized under the Academic and the Work/Life tabs. 

For questions or suggestions regarding these resources please contact the LAC at: EMAIL. ContactLAC@columbia.edu 

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Academic Resources

 

Awards and Funding Opportunities

 

Awards by Nomination

 

Awards for Lecturers in Arts & Sciences

Presidential Teaching Award

“Five faculty recipients are recognized [for their commitment to excellent and often innovative teaching] each year during University Commencement in May. Faculty winners receive a certificate signed by President Bollinger, a formal citation written by their department, and an honorarium of $20,000. Additionally, the winners may also be recognized in University-wide and departmental publications.”

For more information: Presidential Teaching Awards

 

Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award

“The Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award recognizes the excellence of faculty as teachers and mentors of both undergraduate and graduate students within and outside the classroom setting. […] the award not only carries with it professional recognition, it also provides an unrestricted stipend of $25K each year for three years. “

“You may nominate full-time faculty appointed in the Arts and Sciences. Nominations should include a description of the candidate’s distinction in relevant areas.”

For more information: Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award Call for Nominations

 

Awards for Lecturers in the School of Professional Studies

Dean’s Applied Research Award

The Dean’s Applied Research Award is an annual grant that provides five SPS faculty including lecturers “up to $10K each …to support research …aimed at providing innovative solutions to problems of broad interest as it relates to SPS programs.”

Contact: melinda.starmer@columbia.edu.

 

Dean’s Excellence Award

The Dean’s Excellence Award, honors exceptional SPS Faculty. The recipients will be announced in April and will be honored at SPS’s Graduation ceremony.

Contact information: ml3635@columbia.edu

 

 

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities by Application

 

For all Lecturers

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Provost Funding opportunities

“The Office of the Provost provides funding opportunities for faculty looking to integrate new educational methods and technologies into their classrooms and learning environments.”

For more information: CTL-Provost’s Funding Opportunities

 

The President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF)

“The President’s Global Innovation Fund offers support for faculty to develop projects and research collaborations within and across the University’s nine Columbia Global Centers, [AmmanBeijingIstanbulMumbaiNairobiParisRio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Tunis] to increase global opportunities for research, teaching, and service.

For more information: President’s Global Innovation Fund

For Language Lecturers

Language Resource Center (LRC) - Language Support Grants

 “The Language Committee at Columbia University seeks proposals for projects that enhance language teaching and learning at Columbia. We welcome proposals from all languages and all levels of instruction. These grants are meant to allow language lecturers to develop new approaches that will have an immediate, practical and meaningful impact on the language classroom.”

They offer 2 types of grants:

Exploratory (up to $1,500) “used to either explore the feasibility of a potential project or help begin to conceptualize a curricular innovation”

Implementation (up to $4,000) “awarded to fund new projects, or as a follow-up to expand the scope of a previously funded exploratory grant project.”

For more information:

Faculty Projects

Advise on how to write a compelling application: video

Standing Committee on Language Lecturers - Leave and Course Release

-Professional Development Leave

“The primary purpose of a professional development leave is to rejuvenate the language lecturer and Columbia’s language programs in ways that reflect and promote pedagogical developments either within the university or in the field at large.”  “Full-time Lecturers or Senior Lecturers in Language who have taught full time at Columbia for no fewer than ten years are eligible to apply.” “Up to two Professional Development Leaves will be awarded in a given year.”

Course Relief Program

“Lecturers in Language in the ranks of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer who have successfully passed the second-year review and are teaching full-time at Columbia University will be eligible to apply for a relief from teaching one course.  The purpose of the program is to permit language instructors to rethink a current course or develop a new course to improve their respective language program.  Proposals that focus on the application of new technologies to foreign language teaching are particularly encouraged.”

Send Application to:

Jamie Bennett

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs

Office of the Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences

jb33@columbia.edu

Further information and application form:

LiL prof development leave and course relief programs 2020

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning is an association of five universities that offer:

Annual workshop competition (Emphasizes collaboration among the member institutions)

Campus-based grant initiatives

For more information:

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning

Consortium Director:

Stephane Charitos,

Director, LRC Columbia University

sc758@columbia.edu

Language Support Grant National Resource Center

“The program provides grants to establish, strengthen, and operate language … centers that will be national resources for teaching any modern foreign language. “

This program operates on a four-year grant cycle. Next competition: FY 2022

For more information: 

U.S Department of Education.

 

For Lecturers in Discipline

Harriman Institute

Harriman Research Grant

The Harriman Institute offers “research grants for Ph.D. candidates in the social sciences. The research grants, which range from $10,000-$20,000 each with funding made available by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, are designed to improve research and training of Ph.D. students whose dissertations include a focus on Russia.”

-PEPSICO Fellowships for Research Travel in Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe

PepsiCo fellowships are awarded to outstanding Columbia faculty to support semester and summer travel to Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe, for the purposes of conducting research. In exceptional cases, travel to make a research presentation at a conference in the region may be supported.

For more information:

Harriman Institute/Faculty Research Support

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy

“ISERP seed grants fund a limited number of investigators who seek to undertake major research programs that may require initial results or proof of concept to attract external funding.  We provide seed grants for projects pursuing basic social science inquiry and policy related study.  Applicants must be full-time faculty members with appointments (not just affiliations) in a social science department within Arts & Sciences or SIPA.” “ISERP seed grant funding is typically up to $30k per project and is limited to funding direct costs of research.”

For more information:

ISERP Seed Grants

 

Faculty Handbook

Please click on the image to access the most current Faculty Handbook (2008)

Faculty Handbook 2008.

Grievances

As an advisory body, the LAC provides resources to help faculty determine how to pursue a grievance procedure should the need arise. Below are links to those offices at Columbia University that may offer support and guidance for faculty regarding grievances.

Faculty Affairs Committee of the Senate

Ombuds Office

Grievance Procedures (Faculty Handbook)

 

Leave & Course Release

Leave and Course Release: Language Lecturers

LiL prof development leave and course relief programs 2020

 

Lecturer Review Guidelines

Review Guidelines (2019-20)- Lecturers in Discipline

2019-20 Lecturer in Discipline Review Guidelines

Review Guidelines (2019-20) - Lecturers in Language

2019-20 Lecturer in Language Review Guidelines

 

Principal Investigator

Please also see direct link to the Columbia Research page

For each sponsored project, one investigator is typically designated as the PI. The PI bears ultimate responsibility for academic decisions as well as for financial, administrative and compliance matters of the project. Other individuals with significant involvement may belisted as “Co-Principal Investigator” or “Co-Investigator”

A PI normally must have a full-time appointment and must be an:

  • Officer of Instruction in the rank of:
    • Professor
    • Associate Professor
    • Assistant Professor
    • Instructor

or an

  • Officer of Research in the rank of:
    • Senior Research Scientist/Scholar
    • Research Scientist/Scholar
    • Lamont Research Professor
    • Lamont Associate Research Professor
    • Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Persons with appointments carrying other titles, including those in a visiting or adjunct grade, may act as co-PIs with officers in one of the instructional or research grades cited above. However, individuals who do not meet the above criteria may not serve as the sole PI without the approval of their department chair or director and dean or vice president, as well as the Provost.

The Provost has delegated the authority to make such exceptions as follows:

  • For those holding appointments at CUMC, the Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences;
  • For those holding appointments at Lamont, the Director; and
  • For those holding appointments elsewhere in the University, the EVPR.

Any investigator who plans to conduct his/her research through the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (ZMBBI) must also seek an exception through the EVPR, regardless of where his/her primary academic appointment is held.

Making a PI Eligibility Waiver Request

Investigators seeking an exception should submit a letter signed by the appropriate Chair and Dean (or equivalent officers) addressed to the applicable office listed above that has been delegated to make exceptions.  In the case of ZMBBI investigators, the letter should be signed by the Chair of the academic Department where the investigator has his/her primary appointment and a Co-Director and the Executive Director of ZMBBI.  The letter should be forwarded to the applicable SPA Project Officer. 

The letter must include an acknowledgement that the applicable Department and School (or equivalent institutional units) have financial responsibility for the project and confirmation that appropriate non-sponsored support will be provided to cover proposal writing and other non-sponsored activities of the investigator for whom the exception is sought.  The investigator’s curriculum vitae and an abstract of the project covered by the exception should accompany the letter.

Exceptions are granted only on a project by project basis or, in certain unusual cases, for a limited time period.  Blanket exceptions are never granted at CUMC and are only granted in truly exceptional cases elsewhere at the University.

This note covers non-sponsored projects and HRPB (IRB) approval and necessity for PI under the above guidelines].

Note: For non-sponsored research studies involving human subjects or vertebrate animals, a similar waiver request must be submitted to the HRPO or the IACUC if the PI on the protocol does not meet the qualifications indicated above.

Information from Faculty Handbook 

The principal investigator normally must be an officer of instruction with a full-time appointment in the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or instructor or an officer of research with a full-time appointment as a senior research scientist/scholar or a research scientist/scholar, with certain exceptions described below. Persons with appointments carrying other instructional or research titles, including those in a visiting or adjunct grade, may act as co-principal investigators with officers in one of the instructional or research grades cited above. However, they may not serve as the sole principal investigator without the approval of their department chair, director, dean or vice president, and the Provost

Process for attaining Exception

The Provost has delegated the authority to make such exceptions to the Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences for officers at the Medical Center and to the Executive Vice President for Research for those holding appointments elsewhere in the University, with the exception of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where that authority has been delegated to the Director. 

Officers seeking an exception should submit their requests to the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration, which will forward them to the appropriate approving authority. They may ask for exceptions for specific projects or to be the principal investigator for any award they may receive. The request must be countersigned by the appropriate chair or director and dean or vice president in order to acknowledge the financial responsibility of the department or school for the proposed project or projects. In addition the request must include the individual’s curriculum vitae and, if it relates to a specific project, an abstract of the proposed project.

Resources for Faculty, Staff and Researchers

 

 

Work/Life Resources

 

Administrative Policies

Administrative Policy Library

“This library is a repository for policies administered by the departments reporting up to the Senior Executive Vice President and other select departments.”

ADULT AND ELDER CARE

BACKUP CARE 

Business Cards

Business Cards

(We recommend to check with your Department’s Administrative Assistant for possible payment coverage) 

Childcare & Schooling

Breastfeeding

Backup Care

Childcare & Schooling Website

Primary Tuition Scholarship

Other schooling resources

Disability Services

Lost and Found

 

Award Recipients

 

2019

AWARDs IN THE HUMANITIES

East Asian Languages and Culture

Asami Tsuda, Lecturer in Japanese

  • Language Consortium Grant for “Learning Japanese Prosody in Context: Finding and Creating One’s Voice” 

Fumiko Naziakian, Senior Lecturer in Japanese

  • NRC/FLAS Grant for “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the Pedagogy of Language Teaching”
  • Consortium Workshop for “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the Pedagogy of Language Teaching”

Ling Yang, Senior Lecturer in Chinese

  • EALAC Language Lecturer Conference Award 

Jisuk Park, Lecturer in Japanese

  • Consortium Workshop for “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the Pedagogy of Language Teaching” 

Sonam Tsering, Lecturer in Tibetan

  • Language Support Grant, National Resource Center, to develop textbook to third-year modern Tibetan course 

Ulug Kuzuoglu, Lecturer in Chinese.

  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Zhonqi Shi, Senior Lecturer in Chinese

  • Chinese Language Teacher Association Study Abroad Award

English and Comparative Literature

Arden Hegele, Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Society of Fellows in the Humanities
  • Provost Interdisciplinary Teaching Award 

Germanic Languages

Agnieszka Legutko, Lecturer in Yiddish

  • Association for Jewish Studies Women’s Caucus Paula Hyman Mentorship

Middle-Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies

Rakesh Ranjan, Senior Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu

  • Senior Teaching Fellow, Hindi Language Program, American Institute of Indian Studies 

Taoufik Ben-Amor, Gordon Gray Jr. Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies

  • Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award

Slavic Languages

Aleksandar Bošković, Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian

  • Collegium de Lyon Fellowship, University of Lyon, France
  • Language Implementation Grant, Language resource Center, Columbia University
  • Harriman Publishing Grant, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

 

 

AWARDS IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES

Chemistry

Ivana Hughes, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Chemistry

  • Provost Large-Scale Teaching & Learning Grant, Assessment to Document Student Learning in Frontier of Science

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Lisa Dale, Lecturer in Discipline, Sustainable Development

  • Fulbright Specialist program in partnership with the University of Rwanda 

 

AWARDS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Political Science

Chiara Superti, Lecturer in the Discipline of Political Science

  • ISERP Seed Grant from Columbia University for the project “Foot in Both Countries” 

Elise Giuliano, Lecturer in the Discipline of Political Science

  • Tymkyw Ukrainian Studies Faculty Research Grant, awarded. by Harriman Institute

Inga Winkler, Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights

  • UN Water Supply and sanitation Collaborative Council Grant for Global Advocacy on Menstrual Health and Well-Being
  • Brocher Centre grant for the Menstruation at the Margins: How Can We Meet Unmet Need as Menstrual Health Moves Center Stage?

  • Internal grant for publication of Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies, center for the Study of Social Difference 

Lara Nettelfield, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights

  • Harriman Institute Faculty Grant 

Sociology

Teresa Sharpe, Lecturer in the Discipline of Sociology

  • Columbia University Teaching Award 

Amy Starecheski, Lecturer in the Discipline of Sociology

  • Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provost’s Grant for “Curating Oral Histories: Audience Engagement, Evaluation, and Student Learning” 

awards in professional studies

James Bone, Lecturer in the Discipline of Risk Management in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

José Pascal Da Rocha, Lecturer in the Discipline of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • GIZ Reasearch Grant for Design, Development and Implementation of Dialogue and mediation Curriculum, Economy Community of West African States

Rebecca Heino, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Strategic Communication; Academic Director, M.S. in Strategic Communication

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Francisco Pineda, Lecturer in the Discipline of Construction Administration in the Faculty of Professional Studies; Academic Director, M.S. in Construction Administration

  • Presidential Leaders Fellow

Sim Segal, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Enterprise Risk Management in the Faculty of Professional Studies; Academic Director, M.S. in Enterprise Risk Management

  • Outstanding Senior Award for ERM Conference presentation Building Buy-In, “Overcoming the #1 Obstacle to Effective ERM”

Grant Son, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Sports management in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Kevin Visconti, Lecturer in the Discipline of Strategic Communication in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty, Columbia University School of Professional Studies
  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Aaron Wallen, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Capital Management in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Gregory Witkowski, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Nonprofit Management in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Research Grant, Rockefeller Archive Center
  • Scholar in Residence, Rockefeller Archive Center
  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia University

 

2018

Faculty Award Handbook

AWARDS IN THE HUMANITIES

Art History and Archeology

Janet Kraynak, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Art History and Archeology

  • Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Contemporary Art and Digitization of Everyday Life

Asian Languages and Culture

Fumiko Nazikian, Senior Lecturer in Japanese

  • Language Consortium Grant, for “Working in the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the Pedagogy of Language Teaching

Jisuk Park, Lecturer in Japanese

  • Language Consortium Grant, for “Working in the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the Pedagogy of Language Teaching
  • NRC Grant for the development of Fourth Year Japanese course materials

Hyunkyu Yi, Lecturer in Korean

  • Korean Government Research Grant from the Korean Education Center New York

English and Comparative Literature

Emily Bloom, Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature

  • Modern Studies Association Prize for a First Book, for The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers in the BBC, 1931-1968

Italian

Frederica Franzè, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Italian

  • Implementation grant, Language resource Center, Columbia University

Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Lee Abraham, Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

  • Language Support Grant, Columbia University Resource Center

Angelina Craig-Flórez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

  • Provost Hybrid Learning Course Redesign Grant

João Nemi Neto, Lecturer in Portuguese in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

  • Language Support Grant, Columbia University Language resource Center

Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

Rakesh Ranjan, Senior Lecturer in Mindi in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

  • Title IV Grant, “Festivals of India” project

Soda Mariame Iyane Sy, Lecturer in Wolof and Pulaar in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies

  • Hybrid Language Award

Music

Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, Lecturer in Music, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

  • Named Director, Music Performance Program
  • Artistic Director, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition

Slavic Languages

Alla A. Smyslova, Senior lecturer in Russian in the Department of Slavic Languages

  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages-2017 Prize for Best Contribution to Pedagogy

AWARDS IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES

Biological Sciences

Alice Heicklen, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Biological Sciences 

  • Columbia University Provost Grant

Chemistry

Karen Philips, Senior Lecturer in Discipline in the Department of Chemistry

  • Scientific Teaching Fellow, Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching

AWARDS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Political Science

Inga Winkler, Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights in the Department of Political Science

  • Grant, Center for the Study of Social Difference

Sociology

Denise Milstein, Lecturer in Discipline

  • Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grant

School of Professional Studies

Jose Pascal da Rocha, Lecturer in the Discipline of Professional Studies

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia School of Professional Studies

Alan Kennedy, Lecturer in English as a Second Language in the American Language Studies in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Recipient, 2017 SPS Dean’s Applied Research Award

Maria McCormack, Lecturer in English as a Second Language in the American Language Studies in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Recipient, 2017 SPS Dean’s Applied Research Award

Shelley Saltzman, Senior Lecturer in Discipline

  • Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award

Lynnette Widder, Lecturer in Discipline of Sustainability Management in the Faculty of Continuing Education

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

awards in PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Jose Pascal da Rocha, Lecturer in the Discipline of Professional Studies

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award, Columbia School of Professional Studies

Alan Kennedy, Lecturer in English as a Second Language in the American Language Studies in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Recipient, 2017 SPS Dean’s Applied Research Award

Maria McCormack, Lecturer in English as a Second Language in the American Language Studies in the Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Recipient, 2017 SPS Dean’s Applied Research Award

Shelley Saltzman, Senior Lecturer in Discipline

  • Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award

Lynnette Widder, Lecturer in Discipline of Sustainability Management in the Faculty of Continuing Education

  • Dean’s Applied Research Award
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching