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The Core Curriculum

Center for the Core Curriculum

The Center supports Columbia faculty, lecturers, post-doctoral fellows and preceptors, representing over twenty departments, who teach in the Core. This support includes weekly faculty luncheons and pedagogical seminars, as well as annual conferences, course-wide lectures and other events. The Center also oversees--and continuously develops--teaching resources for Core faculty that are available on-line and in its faculty library. The intellectual leadership for each course is the responsibility of its Chair, a faculty member with extensive Core teaching experience, serving a three year term. In close collaboration with the faculty and partners around and off campus, the Center administers Core Programming, a robust schedule of extra-curricular activities that enhance the curriculum with the bustling cultural life of New York City. Under the leadership of the Dean of Alumni Education, the Center also provides opportunities for continued engagement for loyal Core alumni all over the U.S. and the world. Center for the Core staff work closely with the offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to resolve student issues that are particular to the Core experience.

Center for the Core Curriculum

202 Hamilton Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027


Larry Jackson
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Core Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs


Toni Gunthrope-Hardee
Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Faculty and Student Support


Christine Butcher
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Course Management


Lidibeth Inoa
Administrative Assistant