Teaching this Fall? Learn more and apply for the CTL’s August offerings!
Are you brand new to teaching at Columbia? Or a seasoned faculty member starting a new teaching role? The Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) welcomes all faculty to an orientation that offers practical, evidence-based strategies you can implement on the first day of class, and introduces you to the Columbia teaching culture.
During the opening panel, participants will have an opportunity to hear from colleagues about what they wish they had known on the first day. They will also hear Columbia students share their most memorable and engaging learning experiences. CTL facilitators will lead sessions on high-impact strategies for the first week of class and beyond. At the end of the day, participants are invited to gather with their colleagues for wine, cheese, and opportunities to network with other faculty members.
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM–5:30 PM
Location: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr.
Course Design Refresh
Looking to refresh a course you have taught before?
Come join a peer group of Columbia faculty as you apply a backward design approach to revise the learning objectives, assessments, and learning experiences in a course. You’ll leave with an implementation plan to create a more engaging, learner-centered course. All faculty with Columbia teaching contexts are welcome to apply. Lunch will be provided.
Apply by Wednesday, August 7 for full consideration. Applications received after August 7, 2019 will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Room 212, Butler Library
Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas)
This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of CourseWorks (Canvas), Columbia University’s Learning Management System (LMS), which offers tools and features in support of teaching and learning, for in-person, blended, or online courses. Participants will learn how to set up their courses in Canvas to promote learning, streamline their teaching, make available and organize course content, communicate expectations to their students, encourage student engagement and interaction, and assess student learning.
12:00 PM–1:15 PM
Summer Services at the CTL: Get Started on Your Fall Planning!
Come visit us this summer! CTL staff can provide teaching-related support that ranges from large-scale initiatives to course-specific consultations, and everything in between. For guidance on curricular design, assessment and evaluation, inclusive teaching, the purposeful use of technology and digital media, and other teaching and learning topics, please feel free to reach out.
Are you a faculty member looking for support?
Email CTLfaculty@columbia.edu to schedule a consultation.
Drop in Butler Library 212 for walk-in consultation hours.