This Week for Faculty: We Share Your Joy For Teaching ❤️

by | Feb 14, 2022

To the Columbia teaching community,

We appreciate your engagement with the CTL and all that you do to cultivate the joy of teaching and learning with Columbia students. Thank you for inspiring us! We look forward to celebrating you and your teaching at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning on March 29, 2022. More information coming soon to your inbox.

Pause & Reflect: What brings you joy in your teaching?

Rekindle Your Joy for Teaching

Reflecting on teaching can help restore joy and benefit student learning. As you try to make meaning of pandemic teaching and sustain your practices, the CTL is here to help! In addition to your own reflection, consider collecting feedback from students and peers and using that information to plan forward. Need support as you implement changes? Consult with the CTL and consider applying for a Provost Teaching and Learning Grant.

  1. Invite students to provide feedback
    No need to wait for end-of-course surveys. Engage your students in ongoing dialogue about their learning by inviting their feedback. The CTL’s resource on Early and Mid-Semester Student Feedback outlines two approaches for collecting feedback. This can be done via an anonymous survey (e.g., using Google Form, Qualtrics, or other survey tool). Reflect on the data and share back with students the changes that you will make based on their feedback.
  2. Open up your classroom for feedback
    Request a CTL Teaching Observation to receive confidential feedback on your teaching. Gain perspective on your teaching, validate your strengths, and identify areas you would like to work on. Our consultants can help you think through your course goals, reflect on your teaching practices that support your students’ learning, and plan next steps for small chances to meet your teaching objectives.
  3. Make your innovative course or curricular (re)design ideas come true!
    Get the support you need to take your teaching, your curriculum, and your students’ learning to the next level. Apply for a Provost Teaching and Learning Grant! Deadline: May 2, 2022. Learn more online and get your questions answered at an upcoming town hall meeting or through consultation.

Upcoming Events

Addressing Challenges to Equitable Assessment
February 15, 12:00-1:00pm

Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action
March 2, 2:00-3:30pm

Maximizing Learning: Addressing the Factors that Induce Cheating
February 18, 10:00-11:00am

Note: this event is part of Academic Integrity Awareness Week 2022.

Provost Teaching and Learning Grants RFP Town Hall
February 28, 3:00-4:00pm; March 24, 11:00am-12:00pm


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.