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Lead Teaching Fellowship

The LTF program is a professional development opportunity for doctoral students who are committed to promoting pedagogical practices and conversations among their peers. LTFs participate in a series of meetings at the CTL and earn stipends for organizing teaching-related workshops and events in their home departments. The application period for 2017-18 LTFs is closed. The CTL is accepting applications for 2017-18 Senior Lead Teaching Fellows through May 31.

About LTF Events

LTFs produce a range of events for their home departments covering topics such as syllabus design, inclusive pedagogy, peer teaching observation, digital resources in the classroom, and framing teaching development for the academic job market.

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In 2016-17, 34 Lead Teaching Fellows put on over 70 teaching-related events in departments across the University, mentored by six Senior Lead Teaching Fellows.

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LTF Program Details

LTFs earn stipends of $2000 ($1000 at the end of each semester) upon the successful production of teaching-related events in their home departments, and the completion of a series of activities promoting communication between the CTL, other Fellows, and faculty and graduate student instructors in their home departments. Approximately 30 hours are required per semester for the following:

  • Participating in three LTF training/networking meetings at the CTL, including small-group sessions with their assigned CTL Graduate Fellow mentor.
  • Attending at least three workshops or events at the CTL (one of which could include another LTF event).
  • Planning and implementing a teaching-related workshop, discussion, or presentation in home departments in consultation with departmental representatives and CTL staff.
  • Referring peers to pertinent CTL programs and resources.
  • Documenting LTF activities and reflections on the LTF program website, culminating in a brief year-end report.

The CTL provides LTFs with individual consultations, peer mentoring, logistical event support, and a budget for food and refreshments at their events. Questions about the program may be sent to CTLgrads@columbia.edu.

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