This Week for Faculty: Ask a Student! Resources and Reflections from Columbia Students

by | Mar 8, 2021

Student Voices

Ask a Student!

Wondering what undergraduate students think about particular engagement, assessment, or inclusion strategies? The use of Zoom, CourseWorks or other instructional technologies to support their learning? How they experience the hybrid/HyFlex or online Columbia classroom? How students might respond to a project or assignment? Or any other input on a class you are teaching?

Ask a student! Submit a teaching and learning question and our Undergraduate Student Consultants will share their thoughts and experiences. (Also check out resources and reflections developed by the students, and read their online learning experiences).

“Through this initiative, I hope to expand and develop education techniques by working directly with professors to bridge gaps in curriculum and classroom experience. I believe this work will help to create a positive learning environment throughout Columbia University and beyond by providing students and professors with a meaningful forum to hear new perspectives on learning.” – Sajan Bar, Junior, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Student Testimonials

Read appreciation notes from Columbia students who share impactful learning experiences from the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters as part of the CTL’s Thank-a-Professor/Thank-a-TA initiative.

“Thank you for your constant words of encouragement and support through this difficult semester. In class you are a fantastic instructor and helped us understand the material very clearly; since remote learning has started, you have also become a reassuring voice and a small piece of normalcy through these trying times. I appreciate all that you have done for our class.” – student Adam Morgan Whalen writing to Martina Pavlicova, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, CUIMC. Course: Applied Regression I in Spring 2020.

Events this Week: 

  • Proactive Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity: March 10, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Let’s Talk Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching: March 11, 12:15-12:45pm.
  • Let’s Talk Online Teaching: March 11, 2:00-2:30pm

For Science and Engineering Faculty: 

  • Dead Ideas Podcast Discussion: Assessment For and As Learning: March 9, 1:10-1:55pm
  • Engineering Your Classroom for Active Learning Online (SEAS Faculty): March 12, 1:10-1:55pm

Resources for you and your students