This Week for Faculty: ☀️ Plan ahead to summer 2024 with the CTL and colleagues!

by | Apr 9, 2024

Active Learning Institute 

Looking for ways to increase student engagement in your face-to-face or online classroom? In this four-day immersive online experience, Columbia and affiliate faculty will explore the purposes and benefits of active learning and learn how to apply these research-based practices by developing their own active and learner-centered (face-to-face or online) course units.

During the institute, faculty will complete a series of hands-on activities and discussions over Zoom and CourseWorks (Canvas) to work through the essential components of designing engaging student learning experiences. Topics addressed include facilitating individual and collaborative learning activities, planning and creating effective instructional materials, and fostering and maintaining an inclusive course climate.

Faculty from Columbia and its affiliate institutions are invited to apply. Admission to the Active Learning Institute for Summer 2024 is rolling, and applications received by Monday, May 13, 2024, will be given priority.

Dates: Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13, 2024 (online)

CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning 

Applications are now open for the 2024 CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning, a two-day, in-person institute devoted to exploring effective teaching and learning strategies in health sciences education for online and in-person teaching. The institute is open to all CUIMC faculty.

The program will consist of asynchronous preparatory work and a mixture of large and small in-person group sessions. This Institute is facilitated by members of CUIMC’s teaching community and is sponsored by: Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning; Mailman School of Public Health Teaching Academy; the Office of Academic Affairs at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; and the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators. Apply by Monday, May 20 at 5pm.

Dates: Wednesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 11, 2024; 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: In-person, Butler Library 

Featured session this week: final RFP Town Hall of the semester

Wondering about the kinds of projects that are eligible for Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants? Have a question about the different types of grants this year and which might be the best fit for your idea? Attend our Town Hall to learn more about the Request for Proposals (RFPs) and the application process.

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 10:00-11:15am (online) – Register

Support as you wrap up the semester

Teaching in Times of Stress: A Conversation for Faculty
Thursday, April 11, 2:00pm-3:00pm, 212 Butler Library – Register
Tuesday, April 16, 11:00am-12:00pm, online – Register

The CTL invites you to join colleagues to discuss the ways we support our students and ourselves while teaching during times of stress. This informal space is for you to share your thoughts and experiences and find community with peers. The CTL will facilitate the conversation and share resources. 

Unable to join us for this conversation? Please schedule a consultation and explore our related on-demand resource: Teaching During Times of Stress and Challenge.

Office Hours 
Join us for office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm to have your teaching with instructional technology questions answered, or schedule an in-person appointment any time by contacting

Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss any teaching and learning need by emailing or email the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department.