This Week for Graduate Students: Register for Assessing Teaching & Learning Seminar and more!

by | Apr 11, 2022

Assessing Teaching and Learning Seminar (ATLS)

The Assessing Teaching & Learning Seminar (ATLS) is an online seminar offered by the CTL to help participants create a plan to assess teaching and student learning in the classroom. Participants gain an understanding of Teaching as Research (TaR) by defining an original research question and developing their own TaR project proposal, drawing on the support of an online community of peers and the instructor.

Along the way they learn about relevant data collection and assessment tools, both quantitative and qualitative, and complete a methods and data analysis section. The seminar culminates in the presentation of fully developed TaR proposals.

ATLS is running from May 16 – July 1, 2022. CTL is accepting applications through April 26, and will announce acceptance to the semester no later than April 29. Send any questions about applying to ATLS to

This program satisfies the Advanced Track seminar requirement in the Teaching Development Program (TDP)


Want to practice a new in-class activity or just get some more practice before teaching in your classroom? Join peers in a Microteaching Practice session where you will divide into groups of 3-4 with a facilitator and take turns delivering short samples of instruction to each other. After each teaching sample, your facilitator and your peers will offer structured feedback to support your teaching. Whether you are currently teaching at Columbia or not, if you’re a graduate student looking to practice teaching you are welcome to register for this Microteaching Practice session.

Microteaching satisfies the Application and Practice requirement in the Teaching Development Program.

Date & Time: April 15, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 204 Butler Library
Register: here

2022 Ivy+ Teaching Transformations Summit

A special opportunity open to current and former CTL Fellows

Since 2017, CTLs within the Ivy+ community have partnered to produce a one-day event for graduate students invested in changing the culture of teaching in higher education. The 2022 Ivy+ Teaching Transformations Summit will run online, bringing together graduate students committed to teaching and educational development from research universities across the country.

During Teaching Transformations, you’ll be able to connect with colleagues about pressing questions and topics in teaching and learning in higher ed. The main event will be unconference-style discussions, where you will get to determine the shape and direction of your conversations, based on the concerns and passions you bring to the table. You’ll emerge from the experience with new ideas and an expanded perspective of what’s possible in higher education more broadly. Register by April 15.

Open to: Current and former CTL Fellows (LTFs, TOFs, TAFs, FAAs, Teaching Consultants)
Date & Time: Friday, May 6, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Upcoming LTF Events

The 49 2021-22 Lead Teaching Fellows are running workshops and discussions in departments all around Columbia. These are generally advertised locally. Below is an upcoming event that is open to participants beyond the LTF’s home department.

LTF events count towards track completion in the Teaching Development Program.

Reframing Boundaries for Instructors

How do we, as graduate instructors, establish respectful and productive boundaries for ourselves and our students inside and outside the classroom? What are reasonable boundaries in the first place? This workshop will reframe “boundaries” from a negative place of punitive policies to a positive one, empowering instructors to create policies and craft action plans for common issues in the classroom: hot-button class discussions, time-management for instructors, or issues with engagement. Together we will share issues we’ve faced and how we’ve worked through them and address example issues. By the end of the workshop, participants produce concrete plans both for syllabus design and for in-the-moment responses.

This event is led by Lead Teaching Fellow Gabrielle Ferrari (Music). It is open to all graduate students, regardless of discipline.

Date & Time: Fri, April 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Doge Hall 620