Imaginative and Effective Teaching Initiatives at Columbia During an Unprecedented Year

The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite the Columbia community to the annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium from March 15–17, 2021.

Join us for daily instructor panels, Q&A sessions, and a gallery of instructor and student stories. Engage with innovative educators, share your insights, and gain inspiration for your own teaching. All programming will be held online.

About the event

Welcome remarks from Interim Provost Ira Katznelson

Day 1 – Monday, March 15

Engaging Students in Seminar Classes: Adapting to Hybrid and Online Teaching

Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor of History
Hannah Weaver, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Zachary Domach, PhD Candidate in Religion

Panelists will describe innovations in their teaching as they have adapted to hybrid and online teaching, and share insights on engaging students in seminars during the pandemic. A Q&A will follow the panelists’ presentations. Panel will be moderated by Mark Phillipson, Director of Graduate Student Programs and Services at the CTL.

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Zoom

Day 2 – Tuesday, March 16

Engaging Students in Large Classes: Adapting to Hybrid and Online Teaching

Denise Cruz, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Amanda Sarafian, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy)

Panelists will describe innovations in their teaching as they have adapted to hybrid and online teaching, and share insights on engaging students in large lecture courses during the pandemic. A Q&A will follow the panelists’ presentations. Panel will be moderated by Amanda Irvin, Senior Director of Faculty Programs and Services at the CTL.

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Zoom

Day 3 – Wednesday, March 17

Engaging Students in Lab or Simulation Classes: Adapting to Hybrid and Online Teaching

Beth Barron, Associate Professor of Medicine at Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, Lecturer in the Discipline of Innovation and Design at the School of Engineering and Applied Science

Panelists will describe innovations in their teaching as they have adapted to hybrid and online teaching, and share insights on engaging students in labs or simulation courses during the pandemic. A Q&A will follow the panelists’ presentations. Panel will be moderated by Michelle Hall, Director of CUIMC Programs and Services at the CTL.

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Zoom