Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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After a year of social distancing, hybrid and remote instruction, and Zoom meetings, we are thrilled to begin the new academic year with classes fully in person; visiting speakers, scholars, and artists; live performances; and the wide range of co-curricular activities that enrich the student experience. Along with world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and the stunning beauty of Upstate New York, these are the things that make Binghamton University a premier public university and the destination for top students from New York, across the U.S. and around the world.

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Guidance for fall 2021

For the fall 2021 semester, we again face challenges in the classroom. In an effort to help instructors consider potential issues and questions for a variety of circumstances, here are some sample syllabus statements and some clarifications about the academic calendar, Academic Assessment Day and other topics.

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Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university — rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative — while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement within the community.

Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence

In 2013, Binghamton University developed a new approach to hiring faculty and supporting research by creating Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs). All are areas of inquiry in which Binghamton has developed strength in research and graduate education and raise complex questions. The TAEs address critical social, scientific, technological, economic, cultural and policy issues that can best be addressed by teams of faculty employing the perspectives and methodologies of multiple disciplines.