This Week for Faculty: October Events, Services, and Resources

by | Oct 4, 2021

Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning Discussion Series

Conversation with Jenny Davidson: Learning Beyond Grades
Wondering how to promote learning beyond conventional grading practices? Join Jenny Davidson, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia, for a discussion inspired by Dr. Davidson’s interview for the CTL’s podcast Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning.
October 12, 12:00-1:00pm

Conversation with Columbia Students: Transition to In-Person Learning  
Wondering how undergraduate students have been experiencing the return to in-person learning? Join the CTL and two undergraduate students that are part of our Students as Pedagogical Partners initiative for a conversation about their experiences that build the CTL’s podcast Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning.
October 14, 12:00-1:00pm

Michelle Yao

For Science and Engineering Faculty:

Promoting Student Inquiry in Science and Engineering Lab Courses
Are you thinking of ways to redesign your Science and Engineering lab courses to promote student inquiry? Join the CTL for a panel presentation featuring Dr. Sarah Hansen (Chemistry), Dr. Aaron Kyle (Biomedical Engineering), and Dr. Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch (Environmental Science). Panelists will share how they designed their laboratory courses to prioritize inquiry and agency.
October 13, 12:00-1:00pm


Creating Inclusive STEM Courses: 5 Inclusive Teaching Principles
In this session, STEM faculty will learn about 5 inclusive teaching principles they can apply to their Science and Engineering courses.
October 26, 1:30-2:30pm


Anti-Racist Pedagogy Workshop Series

Do you want to transform your pedagogy, and impact teaching and learning at Columbia? Join the CTL and Columbia colleagues for reflection sessions and workshops to discuss anti-racist pedagogy and practice.

Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: First Steps (90-minute reflection session)
October 7, 11:00am-12:30pm; October 27, 2:00-3:30pm

Navigating HOT Moments: Before, During, & After Class (60-minute workshop)
October 15, 11:00am-12:00pm; November 9, 2:00-3:00pm

Addressing Challenges to Equitable Assessment (60-minute workshop)
October 21, 11:00am-12:00pm; November 17, 2:00-3:00pm


Teaching Observations 
Are you looking for confidential feedback on your teaching? Request a teaching observation for your course! 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. CTL Teaching Observations are confidential and evidence-based, developed to support instructors in their teaching practices.

Workshops To Go
Did you know the CTL can facilitate a session for your department, program, or school? Explore our Workshops To Go offerings or reach out about offering a custom session on any teaching and learning topics for you and your colleagues.

Office Hours and Consultations
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 and learning need by emailing or the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department.


Early and Mid-Semester Student Feedback: The CTL recommends capturing student feedback at various points within the semester, including mid-term. The goal is a dialogue about students’ learning. This resource outlines two approaches for collecting feedback from your students: the start, stop, continue method and a question bank for gathering feedback from students.

Feedback for Learning: Feedback and revision are important parts of any learning experience. From in-class activities and assignments, to peer-reviewed manuscripts, feedback is essential for growth and learning. This resource offers strategies to make giving feedback easier and more effective.