This Week for Faculty: New Resource on Transition to In-Person Teaching
Transition to In-Person Teaching: New On-Demand Resource
In preparation for the return to in-person teaching, this resource encourages you to reflect back on your pandemic teaching experiences and identify what you plan to carry forward.
Helping Students Transition to In-Person Learning
The return to in-person teaching and learning will be an adjustment for instructors, TAs, and students alike. Below are three suggestions from our undergraduate consultants on helping your students return to in-person learning. Learn more about our student consultants and their work on our Students as Pedagogical Partners initiative page.
“Be open and honest about the challenges in yet another transition.” – Yarin Reindorp, Student, School of General Studies
“Determine how much students know or their comfort level with what is expected of them for the upcoming semester. Consider sending out a survey before classes start. Some potential questions to ask:
- What are you nervous about for the upcoming semester?
- Out of these topics, what do you feel the most and least comfortable with, and why?
- What suggestions do you have to help make this class an enjoyable learning experience for you?”
– Michelle Yao, Student, Columbia College
“Allow students more time to complete assignments and slowly transition back into the way things were if you prefer. Going from 24 hour exams to 75 minutes can be very jarring and unintentionally stressful.” – Sajan Bar, Student, School of Engineering
Join us for synchronous offerings this week!
- Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute Synchronous Session: June 21, 10:00-11:30am
- Teaching Online with CourseWorks: June 21, 2:00-3:30pm; June 24, 10:00-11:30am
- Ways to be More Inclusive in Your Online Course: June 22, 11:00am-12:00pm
- Planning Live Online Class Sessions: June 23, 10:00-11:00am
- Assessment and Grading Online with Columbia Tools: June 23, 12:00-1:30pm
- Engaging Students in Online Discussions: June 24, 1:00-2:00pm
- Feedback for Learning: June 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
- Teaching Large Online Courses: June 25, 2:00-3:00pm
Other ways the CTL can help!
- On-Demand Resources: Check out the CTL’s Hybrid/HyFlex & Online Teaching portfolio of resources or engage in our Course Design Support.
- Access live, one-on-one CTL teaching support via Zoom (or phone) from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday; or schedule a consultation by contacting us at ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu.