The Artists, Writers, and Philosophers We Teach

The Society of Senior Scholars brings together scholar-teachers, who, after retirement, continue teaching part-time at Columbia University in its general education programs.

Members teach in Columbia's renowned undergraduate Core Curriculum, other related undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as colloquia at the Heyman Center for its alumni/ae supporters.  The Scholars also organize lectures and discussions on issues of common interest.

Established in 1988 at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Society is funded by grants from the Mellon Foundation supplemented by gifts from other donors.