This Week for Faculty: ūüéČThe CTL Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week!

by | May 9, 2023

We Appreciate You & Your Passion for Teaching!

We would like to acknowledge the work of our Columbia teaching community this Teacher Appreciation week. Thank you for the work you do all year to educate Columbia students! 

We want to make sure every Columbia instructor and TA knows how appreciated they are. Columbia students are encouraged to submit thank-you messages through our Thank-a-Professor | Thank-a-TA initiative.

Our 2023 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium showcased the innovative teaching taking place at Columbia. You can now revisit the faculty and graduate student panels as well as Provost Mary Boyce’s remarks recognizing faculty contributions and celebrating teaching and learning at Columbia.

Active Learning Institute – Last Call for Applications

Active Learning Institute
Monday, June 12 ‚Äď Thursday, June 15, 2023

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 is rolling, and applications received by Monday, May 15, 2023, will be given priority.

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.