This Week for Faculty: šŸ”Ž Fall in Focus

by | Aug 1, 2022

The CTL is here to help you get ready for the Fall semester!

Whether you will be teaching a discussion-based course or a large course, we have a line-up of offerings for you! Refine your course syllabi, gain strategies for teaching inclusively, plan your upcoming lectures, and explore ways to actively engage your students in their learning with us!

Additionally, learn about the Columbia-supported instructional technologies that are available for you to use in your teaching and to support your students’ learning. The CTL is offering sessions on CourseWorks, Ed Discussion, Poll Everywhere, and Gradescope.

Click the hyperlinked session dates below to register and explore the related on-demand resources.

Set the tone for the semesterĀ 

Itā€™s in the Syllabus! Or is it?: Designing a Transparent Syllabus
90-minute workshop onĀ August 22, 10:00-11:30am. Online.

Syllabus Office Hours
August 29, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm. In-person or online.
Related resource:Ā Designing an Inclusive Syllabus.

Teaching Inclusively From the Start
60-minute workshop onĀ August 22, 12:00-1:00pm andĀ August 29, 12:00-1:00pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia

Establishing Shared Values of Academic Integrity with Undergraduates
60-minute workshop onĀ August 26, 12:00-1:00pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Promoting Academic Integrity

Teaching in the Morningside eClassroom
60-minute workshop onĀ August 31, 1:00-2:00pm andĀ September 6, 12:00-1:00pm

Plan your approach

Four Ways to Manage Your Large Course
60-minute workshop onĀ August 23, 10:00-11:00am. Online.
Related resource:Ā Teaching Large Courses Effectively and Efficiently

Planning Your Lectures Based on the Science of Learning
60-minute workshop onĀ August 23, 12:30-1:30pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Five Tips for Engaged Lecturing

Set-up your CourseWorks site

Teaching with CourseWorks
90-minute workshop onĀ August 22, 1:30-3:00pm andĀ August 31, 10:00-11:30am. Online.
Related resource:Ā CourseWorks Support

Setting Up Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions in CourseWorks
30-minute workshop onĀ August 25, 1:00-1:30pm andĀ August 31, 12:00-12:30pm. Online.
Related resource: self-paced course –Ā Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas)

Get your students thinking and talking about their learning

Engaging Students with Poll Everywhere
30-minute demo onĀ August 23, 11:30-12:00pm andĀ August 30, 10:00-10:30am. Online.
Related resource:Ā Poll Everywhere: Audience Response Systems

Engaging Students in Discussion
60-minute workshop onĀ August 24, 11:00am-12:00pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Learning Through Discussion

Engaging Students with Ed Discussion
30-minute demo onĀ August 24, 12:30-1:00pm andĀ August 30, 12:00-12:30pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Enhance your Course Discussion Boards for Learning: Three Strategies Using Ed Discussion

Navigating HOT Moments: Before, During, and After Class
75-minute workshop onĀ August 25, 10:45am-12:00pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Navigating Heated, Offensive, and Tense (HOT) Moments in the Classroom

Plan how you will assess student learning

Making Feedback Matter: Strategies That Serve You and Your StudentsĀ 
60-minute workshop onĀ August 25, 12:00-1:00pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Feedback for Learning

Introduction to Gradescope: Grading and Feedback for Science and Engineering
60-minute workshop onĀ August 25, 2:00-3:00pm. Online.
Related resource:Ā Creating Assignments and Grading Online with Gradescope

The CTL is here to help you get ready for Fall 2022!

Office HoursĀ 
Join us forĀ office hours via ZoomĀ (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 and learning need by emailingĀ ctlfaculty@columbia.eduĀ or email theĀ CTL Learning DesignerĀ assigned to your school or department.