With a goal of promoting excellence in teaching at the school, the Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence serves as a faculty resource. Junior, senior, and visiting faculty members attend the institute for such events as orientations and mentoring programs.
The mentoring program serves junior and more seasoned faculty members, as well as students. In a transference of expertise, junior faculty members partner with faculty mentors who provide guidance on teaching materials and on classroom management. By passing down the experience of senior faculty members, the institute creates a stronger program for future faculty members and for students at the Columbia Business School.
To maintain solid teaching techniques, the institute holds teaching workshops for all levels of faculty. Consultants and senior faculty members host roundtable meetings, coach less experienced faculty, and offer guidance for classroom performance.