For Graduate Student Instructors
Welcome to the CTL.
There are a number of ways graduate student instructors can engage with the CTL’s programs, services, and other professional development opportunities for graduate student instructors. Benefits of participation include engagement with a community of supportive peers and monetary support.
- New to teaching? Sign up for orientation, read our FAQ for teaching assistants, or connect with the Lead Teaching Fellow in your department.
- Looking for feedback on your teaching practice? Request a teaching observation or sign up for a microteaching session.
- Searching for opportunities to build your leadership skills? Learn about our fellowships including the Lead Teaching Fellowship and Teaching Observation Fellowship.
Sign up for our mailing list to receive timely updates and resources from the CTL in your inbox, including our monthly CTLgrads newsletter and other updates specifically for graduate students.
“The professional development of our students is of paramount importance to the Graduate School. The CTL has developed pioneering workshops, institutes, and certificate programs that offer them innovative opportunities to communicate and collaborate with each other, to improve their presentation skills, and to prepare themselves to become leaders in their future professional contexts.”Carlos J. Alonso
News for Graduate Students
The CTL is holding orientation sessions in August and September for faculty and graduate student instructors. Teaching orientations are designed to supplement department-based orientation and training.read more
The CTL and Columbia University Libraries have released the Digital Literacy Competency Calculator (DLCC) on GitHub. The DLCC is a web-based tool for representing the connection between digital literacy competencies and the teaching and learning practices that produce them.read more
The CTL has launched a new self-paced, online training course in Courseworks (Canvas). The course is free and open to all members of the Columbia community.read more
The CTL is accepting applications for the 2017-18 CIRTL Fellowship. This fellowship provides a select STEM doctoral student with the opportunity to serve in a leadership role on campus and participate in networking opportunities with STEM leaders across CIRTL’s 43 member institutions.read more