2018 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium: Announcing Date and Keynote Speaker

by | Dec 20, 2017

You’re Invited!


Please join us for the Office of the Provost’s
2018 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium
on Thursday, February 22 at Low Memorial Library. 

Save the Date!

We invite you to join us for the Office of the Provost’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium on Thursday, February 22 at Low Memorial Library. At the Symposium, members of the Columbia teaching community gather to celebrate the efforts of faculty and graduate students in transforming their courses and pedagogies. Join us to share effective practices, celebrate the accomplishments of your peers, strengthen collaborations, and inspire new ideas in a forum dedicated to enriching the student learning experience.

This a fantastic opportunity to re-imagine the classroom as a space for active and collaborative learning. The day’s agenda kicks off at 1:00 PM with sessions featuring some of the most innovative faculty and graduate student instructors at Columbia, including the work of the Provost’s Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery grant awardees.

Keynote Speaker: Cathy N. Davidson

This year’s keynote speaker is Cathy N. Davidson, educator and author ofThe New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux. Davidson is the Founding Director of the Futures Initiative and a Distinguished Professor in the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Davidson is a renowned scholar of cultural history and technology, including the history of the book, the history of industrialism and postindustrialism, digital humanities, and the impact of new technologies on culture, cognition, learning, and the workplace. Currently, her scholarship focuses on the future of higher education.

The New Education

In The New Education, Cathy N. Davidson reveals that we desperately need a revolution in higher learning if we want our students to succeed in our age of precarious work and technological disruption. Journeying from elite private schools to massive public universities to innovative community colleges, she profiles iconoclastic educators who are remaking their classrooms by emphasizing creativity, collaboration, and adaptability over expertise in a single, often abstract discipline… The New Education ultimately shows how we can educate students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

Any questions?

Email ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu to contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.