Academic Resources

Advising and Support

The Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations (SLAR) provides enrolled students with academic counseling and advice about matters relating to their lives as students in the School and at the University. The Student Life staff provides students with referrals to other offices, both on and off campus, as necessary. But nothing substitutes for face-to-face meetings with an advisor. We encourage you to come into the Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations whenever you have questions or concerns. Our goal is to ensure your experience be as rewarding as possible.

Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations is located in 203 Lewisohn Hall and can be contacted at: 212-854-0419 or sce-studentaffairs@columbia.edu.

ALP students can contact 212-854-6903 or alp-advising@columbia.edu for advisement.

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Smarthinking provides online one-to-one academic support up to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Students can participate in drop-in tutoring, scheduled tutoring, or off-line tutoring in a variety of subject areas. Smarthinking also has an online Writing lab which can assist students across academic disciplines.

Students can access Smarthinking by and entering your username, which is your Columbia e-mail address and entering the password, which has been e-mailed to students.

If you have questions about Smarthinking, please contact Kerri Dishuk at kd2477@columbia.edu.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides writing support to the entire Columbia community. In one-on-one consultations and workshops, our consultants offer feedback and strategies to help you improve at every stage of your writing, from brainstorming to final drafts.

Schedule an appointment at the Writing Center.

Libraries

The Libraries provide gathering places to pursue scholarly research, to learn about and use information technology, to write, to study, and to draw on our rich collection of print and electronic resources. At your disposal is a fully integrated research library. Columbia’s Libraries, with over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 current journals and serials, and an extensive collection of electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, and other non-print formats, rank as one of the top five academic library systems in the nation.

Visit the Libraries website at http://library.columbia.edu.

Courseworks

The CourseWorks learning management system provides state-of-the-art online learning and information sharing tools, while creating a highly interactive educational experience. This robust system offers user-friendly information sharing between instructors and students through collaboration tools, such as email, chat and wiki, discussion boards, quizzing, an improved gradebook and social media.

If you are registered for courses that uses CourseWorks, go to http://courseworks.columbia.edu and log in with your UNI and password.

Faculty, students, and administrators can find information about support on the left navigation bar. If you need assistance please email courseworks@columbia.edu.

Canvas

The Canvas learning management system provides state-of-the-art online learning and information sharing tools, while creating a highly immersive and interactive educational experience. Canvas puts the user front and center and makes it easy for instructors and students to connect in a user-friendly, intuitive environment. Its ease of use allows users to access and manage course materials quickly and efficiently.

Users can configure notifications to receive updates regarding feedback, grading alerts, due date changes etc. via email, text or social media services. The built in collaboration and multimedia tools allow for powerful integrations and provides the ability to easily create and deliver rich content. Furthermore, it was built for the mobile generation, and therefore runs wonderfully well on all modern mobile web browsers, and also have native applications for iOS and Android devices available for free.

If you are registered for courses that use Canvas, go to https://online.ce.columbia.edu and sign in with your UNI.

Faculty, students and administrators can find information about support by clicking on Help on the top right hand corner from anywhere in Canvas. If you need further assistance, please email help@ce.columbia.edu.