This Week for Faculty: Request a Teaching Observation by October 18!
Are you looking for confidential feedback on your teaching? Request a teaching observation! The CTL offers Teaching Observations with trained consultants who can help you think through your course goals, your teaching observation experience, and your future teaching. Additionally, the CTL works with schools, programs, and departments seeking to refine peer teaching observation practices.
Teaching Observations are offered during the fall and spring semesters. To arrange for a teaching observation, please submit the online request form at least two weeks prior to the date when you would like to be observed. In Fall 2019, the deadline to submit a Teaching Observation request is October 18. A teaching observation consultant will follow up to discuss your goals for student learning and for the observation.
Cecelia Lie-Spahn, Associate Director, First-Year Writing Program, Barnard College
“Having ongoing, non-evaluative conversations about my teaching feels essential to my work; it’s these conversations that make me a better teacher and a better scholar-activist.”
Read more about Cecelia’s Teaching Observation experience.
The Teaching Hour
The 2019-2020 Teaching Hour series aims to build on the teaching community fostered through last year’s series among Columbia’s underrepresented and diverse faculty population. Each of the sessions will focus on questions and concerns participants bring to the forum and will be facilitated by staff from the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.
These conversations will cultivate a community of peer mentorship by providing space for faculty instructors to share their successes and concerns related to teaching at Columbia. As we explore issues of diversity with both faculty and students in mind, we will collectively generate strategies to improve teaching practices, meet students’ needs, and support faculty in their various roles on campus. The two sessions remaining are for LGBTQ+ and women of color faculty. Register through the links below.
For LGBTQ+ Faculty: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
For Women of Color: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library
Drop in Butler Library 212 for walk-in consultation hours.