This Week for Faculty: Calling all instructors! Share your hybrid or online teaching experience.

by | Nov 9, 2020

What strategies have helped you teach in an online or hybrid environment? How have you built community and engaged students? What advice would you have for others?

Columbia faculty, postdocs, and staff are invited to submit their perspectives and experiences on hybrid/HyFlex or online teaching during the pandemic. Submissions can be text-based, audio, or short video recordings. The CTL would like to highlight the amazing work that instructors are doing to adapt and succeed during this unprecedented academic year. We hope that by sharing our experiences with one another, we may be informed and inspired in our own practice.

The CTL will feature submissions on the CTL website, spotlight in weekly newsletters and social media campaigns, and showcase during the 2021 Celebration of Teaching and Learning. We invite a first round of submissions now through November 20, 2020, though submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year.

Upcoming Live Online Workshops 

Online & Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching Communities

Are you teaching an online or hybrid/hyflex course in Fall 2020? Looking to meet other faculty teaching in similar modalities across campus and share ideas and strategies?

Join the CTL for conversations with faculty colleagues about experiences with online or hybrid/HyFlex teaching. These informal communities are intended to be a space for faculty to come together to brainstorm, share, learn from and support one another through an unprecedented semester. These informal gatherings provide an opportunity to regularly reflect on and refine your current online teaching and learning practices during the course of the semester. Register through the dates linked below.

Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching Community
Monday, November 16
Time: 11:00AM–12:00PM

Online Teaching Community
Monday, November 16
Time: 3:00PM–4:00PM

Teaching Online with CourseWorks

Join us in exploring how to create community, support student engagement, and assess student learning in the online context using CourseWorks. This 90-minute workshop will give you an overview of the CourseWorks interface and highlight a toolset that will allow you to set up a course with clear expectations for students, create opportunities for a variety of assignment engagements, and nurture an environment that encourages a culture of inclusive communication. Register through the link below.

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17, 9:00–10:30 AM

Reading Group: Anti-Racist Pedagogy Theory and Practice

Have you enacted anti-racist practices in your teaching? Are you looking for resources and support for engaging in anti-racist pedagogical theory and practice? Join the CTL and peer instructors committed to learning more about and incorporating anti-racist pedagogy and practice. Participants will engage in a discussion around a shared text, as well as use the time and space to reflect on their own practice and classrooms. Register through the link below. 

Dates and Time: November 18, 11:00AM–12:00PM