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
On February 8, 2017, Columbia University will launch a new MOOC (massive open online course) Global Muckraking: Investigative Journalism and Global Media on the edX platform. The course is free and open to all.read more
Save the date! On March 6, the Office of the Provost welcomes the Columbia teaching and learning community to celebrate the innovative efforts of faculty and graduate students in transforming their courses and pedagogies.read more
On November 16, 2016, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning will launch a new MOOC (massive open online course) The Science of Learning–What Every Teacher Should Know on the edX platform. The course is free and open to all.read more
Holly Myers’ experience with video in the classroom began with a deficit. Russian-language courses offered through Columbia’s Department of Slavic Languages didn’t use the type of multimedia course material frequently included in foreign-language classes. For Myers, this absence presented an opportunity.read more