In 2002, Art Samberg, who earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1967, made a generous grant to his alma mater that led to the creation of the Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence. Specifically chartered with promoting teaching excellence at the school, the Samberg Institute provides resources to faculty at every stage of their career. Art Samberg also serves as a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers.
The Samberg Institute features a mentoring program that partners new junior faculty members with experienced faculty management to facilitate knowledge transfer. Experienced mentors advise new faculty on practical issues, such as teaching materials and classroom management, while laying the groundwork for the next generation of top-performing faculty. Other Samberg Institute programs include new faculty orientation and teaching workshops that enhance classroom performance and teaching technique.
The Samberg Institute’s range of programs afford distinguished faculty with opportunities to transfer skills and enrich experiences of new and junior faculty. Students benefit from a richer academic environment and improved teaching quality.