This Week for Faculty: Wrapping up the semester and summer opportunities

by | May 14, 2024

The CTL is here to support your teaching!

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 appointment any time by contacting

Schedule a consultation to discuss any teaching and learning need by emailing or email the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department. 

Active Learning Institute 

Looking for ways to increase student engagement in your face-to-face or online classroom? In this four-day immersive online experience, Columbia and affiliate faculty will explore the purposes and benefits of active learning and learn how to apply these research-based practices by developing their own active and learner-centered (face-to-face or online) course units.

During the institute, faculty will complete a series of hands-on activities and discussions over Zoom and CourseWorks (Canvas) to work through the essential components of designing engaging student learning experiences. Topics addressed include facilitating individual and collaborative learning activities, planning and creating effective instructional materials, and fostering and maintaining an inclusive course climate.

Faculty from Columbia and its affiliate institutions are invited to apply. Admission to the Active Learning Institute for Summer 2024 is rolling, and applications received by Monday, May 13, 2024, will be given priority.

Dates: Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13, 2024 (online)

CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning 

Applications are now open for the 2024 CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning, a two-day, in-person institute devoted to exploring effective teaching and learning strategies in health sciences education for online and in-person teaching. The institute is open to all CUIMC faculty.

The program will consist of asynchronous preparatory work and a mixture of large and small in-person group sessions. This Institute is facilitated by members of CUIMC’s teaching community and is sponsored by: Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning; Mailman School of Public Health Teaching Academy; the Office of Academic Affairs at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; and the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators. Apply by Monday, May 20 at 5pm.

Dates: Wednesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 11, 2024; 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: In-person, Butler Library

Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants: Submit your proposal today!

There is still time to submit a proposal! The 2024 Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants deadline is now Monday, May 13, 2024.

Schedule a consultation with the CTL to ask questions, and discuss your proposal, project plan, and in-kind support. Please contact

Take time to design this summer!

Are you developing a new course for Fall 2024? The CTL’s Course Design Support services and resources are available to assist you as you embark on designing syllabi and curricula.