​Internal Resources

In addition to the programs and events offered by the College of Dental Medicine, there are several Columbia University offices that offer support for faculty and sponsor professional development programs.

CUMC Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion

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, Diversity and Inclusion provides support and guidance to faculty through comprehensive programs and online resources.

The CUMC Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion Office offers a wide variety of programs all of which serve as both skill-building and community-building opportunities. 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 diverse faculty.

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion was established in 2014 to attract, advance, and retain a diverse faculty. The Office facilitates faculty development, diversity, and planning initiatives with an emphasis on creating a welcoming and inclusive climate at the University.

Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The CTL offers a wide range of free services including individual consultations and teaching observations, programs in course and curricular design, support for documenting teaching development and effectiveness, workshops in subjects such as effective communication, inclusive teaching, active and collaborative learning, and use of digital media and emerging technologies, and a range of learning communities and professional development institutes.

Center for Education Research and Evaluation (CERE)

The Center provides resources for educators through services and efforts in evaluation, research and educator development.

Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators

The Apgar Academy is an active community of educators at P&S dedicated to promoting, rewarding, and supporting outstanding education for our medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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 minimal fee.

Office of Work/Life

Columbia University's Office of Work/Life fosters the well-being of the Columbia community and its people in their pursuit and productive academic, personal and work lives.

Ombuds Office

Columbia University's Ombuds Office offers a confidential place for faculty, students, staff or alumni to discuss workplace issues, academic concerns, issues relating to administrative paperwork and process, explanation and interpretation of policies and procedures, and many other problems with the goal to explore options, develop strategies, review policies and manage expectations.

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) supports the Columbia Unviersity community to mantain a safe and responsible campus environment through the following functions: policies and procedures, Dean's discipline, gender-based misconduct and student disciplinary records.

Office of the Executive Vice President for Research

The Office establishes and administers policies governing the conduct of research at the University and oversees the management of its research programs. It also assists investigators seeking external funding, promotes interdisciplinary research and awards money for early stage investigations.

Sponsored Projects Administration

Sponsored Projects Administration serves as a central resource to support the research community at Columbia University by providing support to investigators in their pursuit of research and other scholarly activities while ensuring compliance with federal University and private sponsor regulations, terms and conditions.


RASCAL is a web-based application developed to simplify the University's research compliance and research administration processes. It is designed to help researchers and administrators manage ongoing research projects and related compliance activities here at Columbia.