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 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
On May 24, 2017, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning will launch a new MOOC (massive open online course) Innovating Instruction: Reimagining Teaching with Technology on the edX platform. The course is free and open to all.read more
Teachers College, Columbia University and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are relaunching The Science of Learning–What Every Teacher Should Know MOOC (massive open online course) as a self-paced course on the edX platform. The course is free and open to all.read more