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Documenting Your Teaching

What did you do last semester? How effective was it? And how will it inform what you do in the future? Documenting Your Teaching is a set of workshops that focus on ways to gather real evidence of your teaching life.

Building a Teaching Portfolio: Part 1

Tuesday, February 7
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Butler Library Room 212


Building a Teaching Portfolio: Part 2

Tuesday, February 14
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Butler Library Room 212


Teaching Statement Sprint

Wednesday, February 22
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Butler Library Room 212


Learn about the program below

When and Where

The Documenting Your Teaching series will hold a two-part workshop series on building teaching portfolios in Butler Library 212. The workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 14. Participants are expected to attend both sessions. Breakfast and coffee will be served. Interested participants who complete this sequence will be invited to sign up for a special session on writing a teaching statement on February 22, from 11AM to 1PM, in Butler Library room 212.


This program is open to graduate students at Columbia.

Program Description

From preparing teaching statements to building a teaching portfolio, Documenting Your Teaching workshops provide useful resources and support for Columbia doctoral students preparing for the job market. This spring, we are offering the following workshop series.

Building a Teaching Portfolio
What can you use as evidence of your teaching practice? This two-part series provides an overview of the purpose and content of a teaching portfolio for the academic job market. In the first session, participants will reflect on their own teaching experience, consider elements of a teaching portfolio, and begin an inventory list for creating their own teaching portfolios. In the second session, participants work together to construct their portfolios and refine their reflections regarding each component part.


Teaching Statement Sprint
This workshop offers graduate students a hands-on opportunity to prepare a teaching statement for the academic job market. In this session, participants get an introduction to elements of a strong teaching statement, and then engage in activities designed to kick-start the writing process of a draft or revision of their own statements. Participants share full drafts of their statements, offer each other feedback and suggestions, and further refine their statements.


For more information about this series, please contact CTL Assistant Director, Alexia Ferracuti (

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