This Week for Faculty: Welcome to Fall 2021 & New Workshop Series

by | Sep 13, 2021

Welcome message from CTL Executive Director

Dear colleagues,

I hope your semester is off to a wonderful start! At the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), we are excited to share our Fall 2021 offerings with you, and we hope that you will find workshops, services, and resources to meet your teaching needs.

This newsletter provides a preview of our new series on anti-racist pedagogy and a discussion series based on the Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning podcast. Let me also highlight an upcoming event in partnership with Columbia Health, “Return to the Morningside Classroom with Student Well-Being in Mind”, a forum for faculty and TAs on supporting students inside and outside of the classroom as they adjust to in-person learning.

We are looking forward to connecting with you whether in-person, over the phone, or virtually. You are of course always welcome to contact us at

We thank you for your engagement with the CTL!
Best wishes,
Catherine Ross

Two CTL series to rethink your teaching practices 

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.
September 23, 1:00-2:30pm; September 29, 10:00-11:30am; 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

Featured resource: Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: First Steps

Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning Discussion Series

Have you been listening to the CTL’s Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning podcast series? Would you like to further explore some of the dead ideas—ideas that are not true but that are often widely believed and embedded in the pedagogical choices we make—with colleagues and engage with the interviewed guests? Here’s your opportunity! Register for the discussions below:

Conversation with Roxanne Russell (Mailman School of Public Health): Transition to In-Person Teaching
September 22, 12:00-1:00pm

Conversation with Jenny Davidson (Department of English & Comparative Literature): Learning Beyond Grades
October 12, 12:00-1:00pm

Conversation with Jonathan Amiel & Aubrie Swan Sein (Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons): Authentic, Equitable Assessment
November 4, 11:00am-12:00pm

Events this week:

  • Transition to In-Person TeachingSeptember 13, 12:00-1:00pm

  • Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching with All Learners in MindSeptember 14, 9:30-11:00am

  • Teaching with CourseWorks. September 16, 12:00-1:30pm.

Schedule a consultation! The CTL is available to assist you as you get ready for Fall 2021! Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss your in-person teaching plans by emailing, or join us for office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm to have your teaching with instructional technology questions answered.