This Week for Faculty: Spring into Spring with upcoming sessions!

by | Mar 19, 2024

Apply for a Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grant!

Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants RFP Town Hall
Monday, March 18, 12:00-1:15pm – Register 

Wondering about the kinds of projects that are eligible for Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants? Have a question about the different types of grants this year and which might be the best fit for your idea? Attend our Town Hall to learn more about the Request for Proposals (RFPs) and the application process.

Assessment Tune-Up for Provost’s Grant Applicants
Thursday, March 21, 11:00am-12:15pm – Register

This session is a short workshop on writing the evaluation and assessment section of the grant proposal. While the session is aimed at those applying for the Innovative Course Design and Innovative Module Design grants, all applicants are welcome to attend. Attendance is strongly encouraged for those applying for the first time or re-submitting a proposal not funded in previous years. Participants will explore strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of their projects and will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their evaluation plans.

Schedule a consultation
Schedule a consultation with the CTL to discuss your innovative teaching idea and/or proposal. Email

Find inspiration from the 2024 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

In case you missed the 2024 Celebration of Teaching and Learning, panel recordings are available on the Symposium page.

Find community with fellow mentors of graduate students and postdocs at Columbia

Entering Mentoring: Maintaining Effective Communication.
Tuesday, March 19, 10:00-11:00am – Register

Effective communication is a key element of any relationship, and a mentoring relationship is no exception. Through facilitated discussions and case studies, we will collectively identify characteristics of effective communication, discuss how to communicate with mentees from diverse backgrounds, and explore practices for maintaining productive communication in your mentoring relationships.
Unable to join us for this discussion on mentoring? Register for the next session in this series: Assessing Understanding on April 4, 4:00-5:00pm. Schedule a consultation to discuss your mentoring questions, or find other opportunities on the Advancing Mentorship Practices: Supporting Mentors of Graduate Students and Postdocs at Columbia website.

Request a Learning Community to Go on Mentoring
Department chairs and program directors can request a facilitated conversation on mentoring of graduate students and postdocs as part of the Advancing Mentorship Practices initiative. Contact the CTL at

Experiment with AI for teaching and learning

Teaching Lab for AI Tools: Active Learning with AI
Wednesday, March 27, 11:00am – 12:00pm – Register

In this lab session, you will explore the intersection of AI tools and active learning through a hands-on activity. You will work in small groups to test out sample AI prompts and discuss the potential applications of AI for promoting active learning in the classroom.

You do not need any prior experience with AI tools to participate in these sessions. All that is needed is a laptop. Since each lab session will give you the option to explore one or more AI tools, you may need to create free accounts with various AI tools before the start of the session, and facilitators will reach out beforehand with more information. 

Unable to join? Engage with the CTL on-demand resources: Considerations for Artificial Intelligence in the ClassroomGetting Started with Active LearningTeaching and Learning in the Age of AI: Considerations, Resources, and Opportunities; and the article “Assigning AI: Seven Approaches for Students with Prompts” (Mollick & Mollick, 2023). You can also schedule a consultation to chat with the CTL about generative AI in teaching and learning, or find other opportunities on our CTL events calendar.

Consult with us!

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, or schedule an in-person appointment any time by contacting

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.