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Visit the CTL Events Calendar to browse all upcoming workshops and events for faculty and graduate student instructors.






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Provost Announces Spring 2018 Funding Opportunities for Faculty

The Office of the Provost has launched four Request for Proposals (RFPs) for funding opportunities for faculty who are looking to integrate new educational methods and technologies into their classrooms and learning environments. Read an overview of the funding opportunities and discover ways that faculty can receive support for designing their proposal from the CTL.

This Week for Grad Students: April 16, 2018

Applications for the 2018 Innovative Teaching Summer Institute are due next week! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with peers and develop yourself as an innovative teacher. Also in this week’s update: upcoming events on teaching when marginalized and exploring the transition from graduate careers to faculty positions.

This Week for Faculty: April 16, 2018

Considering submitting a proposal for the Provost’s RFP? There’s still time to apply for two funding opportunities! Also in this week’s update: upcoming workshops, a book discussion group on teaching students how to learn, and an inclusive teaching intensive on rethinking course design to include all students.

This Week for Grad Students: April 9, 2018

This week, the CTL is featuring a new professional development event for graduate students featuring alumni who hold teaching positions in the greater New York area. Plus, an upcoming Language Lounge on race, gender, and sexuality in classrooms, and a Teachers Lounge on teaching when marginalized.

This Week for Faculty: April 9, 2018

Looking to take your inclusive teaching practice to the next level? Apply for the Inclusive Teaching Intensive! Plus, the CTL invites faculty to workshops on managing your classroom climate, negotiating systemic bias in teaching, navigating CourseWorks (Canvas), and teaching with the case study method.

CTL Project Highlights: April 2018

The past month’s milestones involved a new tool that helps social workers map clients’ social support networks, developed by faculty from the Columbia School of Social Work; a website that provides legal resources for New York judicial case decisions, developed by faculty at the Columbia Law School; the launch of two new MOOCs from ICAP at Columbia; and the relaunch of the popular Global Muckraking MOOC.

Call for Applications: Innovative Teaching Summer Institute

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is currently accepting applications from Columbia doctoral students for the 2018 Innovative Teaching Summer Institute (ITSI). ITSI is a four-day series of collaborative workshops, discussions, and shared reflections – all centered on the effective use of emerging teaching practices and technologies. 

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