University Services and Initiatives
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL)
The Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) promotes and advances teaching and learning at Columbia University. It administers Provost’s initiatives for RFPs for Hybrid Learning Courses Redesign and Delivery and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). VPTL also reviews new and existing online hybrid degree and non-degree programs.
Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) partners with faculty, students and colleagues across the University. CTL provides a range of free services including teaching consultations and observations, educational technology training and support; programs and events, including workshops, orientations, and institutes; and the development of digital innovations in teaching and learning.
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT)
Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) provides Columbia University students, faculty and staff with central computing and communications services including email, telephone service; web publishing; course management; student information, office, and administrative applications and services. CUIT also manages an array of computer labs, terminal clusters, ColumbiaNet stations, multimedia classrooms.
Language Resource Center (LRC)
The Language Resource Center (LRC) focuses on promoting innovative approaches to learning across a broad range of languages. LRC is home to a number of less commonly taught languages and to digital resources used to support instruction in all of Columbia’s language offerings. LRC enables the university to increase the number of languages taught and encourage the adoption of innovative language pedagogy.
The Columbia Learn YouTube Channel
The Columbia University Youtube Channel offers access to Columbia-produced videos of conferences, lectures, events, and promotional content to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and others for free.
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