Adjunct Teaching at CS@CU

Adjunct Appointment:

Once you have received an offer to become an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University, please contact the Department Administrator, , to complete the necessary paperwork. If you have not previously been employed by Columbia, please complete the paperwork by August 28th for the Fall semester and December 28th for Spring.

Frequently Asked Questions: Logistics

Please see the Adjunct Professor FAQ. If you do not find answers to your questions, please contact the Manager of Student Services, .

Academic Dishonesty:

Historically the deans handle disciplinary penalties and instructors handle academic penalties. This separation is consistent with our current published policy.

There may be a reluctance to report violators but you are urged to do so. By providing the names of violators along with a short explanation of the violation to the computer science Academic Committee and to the relevant university office a record may be kept by both the department and the school. Patterns of abuse are only detectable if individual offenses are reported. The deans are much more likely to apply appropriate disciplinary measures when there is thorough documentation supporting their case. You are welcome to discuss any potential violation and how best to respond to it with the chair of the CS Academic Committee, .

So what do you do when you suspect an academic honesty policy violation?

1. Discuss the situation with the student, preferably in person. You may wish to have a TA present as a witness for this discussion. With or without a confession, it is entirely at your discretion how you handle the penalty academically.

2. Report the offense to the  and to the appropriate school level office:

For undergraduates (SEAS,  CC, GS):


Senior Assistant Dean
Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards 
(212) 854-1389

For graduate students:


Director of Graduate Student Services and Postdoctoral Affairs
Office of Graduate Student Affairs, SEAS
(212) 854-8930

For Barnard students:


Dean of Studies
(212) 854-2024