About The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL)

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is responsible for:lind


  • Promoting and advancing teaching and learning at Columbia University
  • Administering the Provost’s initiatives in teaching and learning and online education, including the RFP for Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery and the RFP for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Supporting schools, colleges and departments in offering new and extending existing courses and programs to audiences around the world
  • Reviewing new and existing online and hybrid degree and non-degree programs
  • Proposing, reviewing and disseminating policies on teaching and online education



Soulaymane Kachani
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning



Catherine Ross
Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning



Sandesh Tuladhar
Director of Online Education



Caitlyn Esposito
Communications and Outreach Manager



Sarah Carswell
Executive Assistant