This Week for Faculty: Wrapping up the Fall semester and looking ahead

by | Dec 13, 2021

Get the Support You and Your Students Need 

Our community is teaching and learning together during particularly stressful times, so knowing how to support each other is crucial. Share well-being resources with your students, know who to contact when you are concerned about a student, and connect with the resources you need to complete the semester with well-being at the forefront of your mind. (See the CTL’s Teaching in Times of Stress and Challenge for a list of resources).

In case you missed it: Return to the Morningside Classroom with Student-Well Being in Mind—A Forum for Faculty and TAs

Manage Final Assessments and Grading

The CTL offers on-demand resources on assessing student learning that you can access from anywhere and anytime.

Join us for upcoming live sessions on related topics as you plan for Spring 2022, or receive assistance during our office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm or through our consultation services.

Resources For Now (as you wrap up Fall ’21)

Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas)
Self-paced course

Grading at Columbia: Tips and Strategies using CourseWorks (Canvas) and Gradescope

Incorporating Rubrics Into Your Feedback and Grading

Promoting Academic Integrity


Resources For Later (as you prepare for Spring ’22)

Assessment and Grading with Columbia Tools
January 13, 11:00am-12:30pm; check the CTL events calendar for additional dates.

Intro to Gradescope: Grading and Feedback for Science & Engineering
January 13, 1:00-2:00pm

Establishing Shared Values of Academic Integrity with Undergraduates
January 14, 2:00-3:00pm

Collect the Best Possible Feedback from Students 

Encourage your students to fill out the end of course evaluation surveys and remind them to do so. Let your students know that their feedback matters. Explain to them how you use the information they provide to help improve the course. For free-response comments, ask students to provide specific examples of what would improve the learning experience. Remind them that their responses are confidential and that instructors only receive the data after final grades are submitted.

Need assistance interpreting and using the feedback received? The CTL offers confidential consultations. Please contact Faculty Programs and Services at:


Office Hours 
Join us for office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm to have your questions answered about teaching with instructional technology.

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.