Office of Faculty Affairs





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There are several offices at Columbia that provide professional development resources. Scroll down to see brief descriptions of the offices and their programs or you can go directly to the office websites by clicking on the title before each description.

Department of Psychiatry Office of Faculty Affairs

CUMC Office of Faculty Professional Development
Office of Vice Provost for Diversity Initiatives
Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy
Center for Education Research and Evaluation (CERE)
Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

Human Resources Learning & Development (HR/L&D)

 

Department of Psychiatry Office of Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs provides administrative oversight for the appointments and promotions process and supports career development for Department of Psychiatry faculty.  Its goals are to increase the transparency of the promotion process, facilitate access to professional skills development and to work with the faculty to develop policies that will maintain a culture of transparency and robust diversity within the department. The Office runs regular workshops on the promotion process and offers an additional channel for confidential discussion and troubleshooting on career related issues.

 

CUMC Office of Faculty Professional Development

The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Office of Academic Affairs supports faculty career development, facilitates faculty recruitment, appointment, retention and promotion; and ensures that faculty are informed through medical center-wide dissemination of relevant information to faculty and academic administrators. Under the Academic Affairs umbrella, the CUMC Office of Faculty Professional Development provides support and guidance to faculty through comprehensive programs and online resources.

The CUMC Faculty Development Office offers a wide variety of programs all of which serve as both skill-building and community-building opportunities. Click here to see a CUMC Calendar of currently offered CUMC Faculty Development programs. Please visit the Academic Affairs and Professional Development websites for continuously updated

Some of the types of programs offered include: junior faculty development workshops; new faculty welcome; leadership and management; mentoring, skills workshops in areas such as teaching, writing, and research development, and programs for specific faculty groups such as women and faculty of color.

 

Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity Initiatives

The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity Initiatives works to increase the diversity of Columbia's faculty and administration. Its website is a resource for information about university based programs dedicated to enhancing faculty diversity. For more information, click here.

 

Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy

The Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy was created to recognize excellence in teaching, support educational activities and promote innovation in education of health care professionals. The Academy sponsors workshops and other events to help faculty improve teaching skills. In addition, the Academy recognizes excellence in teaching through its fellowship program. For more information, click here.

 

Center for Education Research and Evaluation (CERE)

The mission of CERE is to collaboratively support educational research, program evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes in the various programs at CUMC. As part of this effort CERE is frequently involved in programs that offer training or evaluation of teaching skills. The CERE calendar of events includes a listing of its collaborative projects with the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy and the H&R Learning and Development (HR L&D) program.

 

Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL)

The CCNMTL offers a wide range of free services with the goal of helping University faculty develop fluency with information technology and providing access to teaching tools and resources they need. Resources include workshops on available digital programs (e.g. Coruseworks), a Faculty Support Lab, and assistance in development of new technology. For more information, click here.

 

Human Resources Learning & Development (HR/L&D)

The CU Human Resources office sponsors a variety of classroom and online professional skills training courses. Topics include leadership training, project management, dealing with difficult situations. Online courses are free. Classroom courses are held at the Studebaker Building (615 W135 Street) and usually involve a fee ($70/half day course). For more information, click here.

 

Columbia University Libraries

The CU Libraries host several classes and instructional workshops in the following categories: library usage, research and databases, and software and technology. For more information, click here.

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