This Week for Faculty: Special Online Event This Wednesday! Theatrical Case Studies on Mentoring

by | Feb 27, 2023

Everything is Fine!: Mentoring to Support Graduate Student Mental Health

Do you mentor graduate students or postdocs at Columbia? Then join us for an afternoon of livestreamed theatrical case studies and conversation with invited performers from the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)! The CRLT Players are made up of performers, directors, practitioners, musicians, playwrights, and educational developers.

Through a dramatized series of conversations between graduate students and their advisors, this special session with the CRLT Players explores the personal and academic challenges that graduate students often experience and the impact of structural and interpersonal issues on these mentoring relationships. As part of the performances and facilitated discussions, you will think through different strategies to further enhance your relationship with your graduate student and postdoc mentees and better support their mental health.

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Online (livestream of theatrical case studies and facilitated discussion; not recorded)

Mentoring Monday Conversations: Mental Health
Join the CTL for a follow-up conversation at our next Mentoring Monday Conversations, which will focus on supporting both graduate student and postdocs’ mental health in mentoring relationships, as well as mentors’ own mental health.
Monday, March 6, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

2023 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite the Columbia community to the 2023 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium to celebrate the ways that faculty and graduate students are transforming their courses and pedagogies.

Join us for an in-person faculty panel and celebratory reception on Tuesday, March 21, and three live online panels on Thursday, March 23, featuring Columbia faculty and graduate students.

2023 Office of the Provost Teaching and Learning Grants

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 support from the CTL. Request for Proposals (RFPs) for 2023 grants are now open.

We strongly encourage all faculty to get a head start on your proposal to prepare for the 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. In addition, join the sessions below.

Office of the Provost RFP Town Hall
At this Q&A event, CTL, CUIT, and SOLER staff will answer questions about the types of awards and the application process.
Dates & Times: Thursday, March 9 from 11:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. or Monday, April 3 from 12:00-1:00 P.M. 

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.