This Week for Faculty: 📽️📹 Panel Recordings from the 2023 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

by | Apr 11, 2023

In Case You Missed It: Panel Recordings from the 2023 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

On March 21 and 23, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning invited the Columbia community to the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium to celebrate the ways that faculty and graduate students are transforming their courses and pedagogies. The video recordings from the invited faculty and graduate student panels are now available. If you’re interested in developing a teaching and learning innovation project of your own, see the 2023 Request for Proposals below!

Faculty Panels

  • Celebrating Teaching Transformations at Columbia
  • Faculty Innovations through Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants
  • Branching Out—Enhancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through Learning Analytics and Applied Learning Sciences

Graduate Student Panel

  • Taking the Lead—Developing Agency as a Graduate Student Instructor

2023 Office of the Provost Teaching and Learning Grants: Request for Proposals

Looking to integrate new educational approaches or technologies into your classroom? Exploring ways to leverage AI tools to enhance teaching and learning? The Office of the Provost provides a variety of funding opportunities up to $25,000 for Columbia faculty looking to enhance their learning environments. Grant offerings range from experimenting with one new pedagogical tool to a full course redesign. Recipients receive logistical, organizational, and instructional design support from the CTL. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2023 grants are now open.

We strongly encourage all faculty to consult with the CTL as you prepare your proposal for the Monday, May 1, 2023 application due date. Please contact to schedule a consultation with CTL staff to help develop your project plan and determine the appropriate in-kind support level.

Campus Conversations: Teaching with AI Tools

The national and international discussions about generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, like ChatGPT, have been developing at a rapid pace in recent months. While many conversations about these tools raise concerns about assignment design and academic integrity, there is also a strong consensus that AI presents higher education with an exciting opportunity to explore creative ways to leverage it as a tool in teaching and learning!

To help facilitate productive, generative conversations about the potential for AI tools in teaching and learning, the Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a series of campus conversations to engage the Columbia teaching community in discussion around AI Tools in higher education.

Each conversation this semester will revolve around a different theme, including: the potential for AI tools to enhance student learning, the function of writing in a world with ChatGPT, considerations for assessment of learning and assignment design when incorporating AI tools, and the importance of human engagement in teaching and learning.

Please join us for any or all of these online discussions as your schedule allows!

Are humans still relevant!? Big questions for higher education and AI tools
Date: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 11:00am–12:00pm

Enhancing student learning with AI and ChatGPT
Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 2:00–3:00pm

Assessment and assignment design with AI Tools
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 10:00– 11:00am

The CTL is here to help!

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.

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