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 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
On April 28, a group of select Columbia University doctoral students were able to do something unusual: travel as a group to a peer institution to discuss teaching development and practices. The Ivy Plus Summit at Princeton University was the first inter-institutional gathering for graduate students.read more
Two members of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s graduate student community, Jason Wong and Sahar Ullah, are recipients of Columbia University’s 2017 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student.read more