This Week for Graduate Students: Assessing Teaching and Learning Seminar—Applications Due 4/29!

by | Apr 25, 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 29 (extended from April 26). Send any questions about applying to ATLS to

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

Careers in Educational Development

Curious about the field of educational development as a career trajectory? Come hear from the CTL’s Assistant Directors (ADs) and Learning Designers (LDs) about our recent paths to careers in educational development and early experiences in this field.

Through a brief pre-session activity and informed in-session Q&A, participants in this session will learn about a range of interests and pathways that led us to this career path, the kinds of opportunities we sought out along the way, and how we prepared for our transition into the field of educational development. Ultimately, this session can help graduate students interested in pursuing a career in educational development to identify steps they can take (or may have already taken) to prepare for this career.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 4, 2022; 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Online

Understanding and Doing Antiracist Classroom Assessment

April 27, 12:30-2:00pm

This workshop considers what antiracist assessment can be in university courses and how faculty from across disciplines from Humanities to STEM courses can meaningfully engage in it. Led by Asao B. Inoue, Professor of Rhetoric & Composition at Arizona State University. Professor Inoue argues that classroom assessment, from grading to feedback on literacy performances, is an ecology made up of seven interconnected elements. Understanding any classroom as an assessment ecology can provide a way to design and enact antiracist assessment practices in courses. Furthermore, Inoue details twelve habits of antiracist teachers that are necessary in more fully developing antiracist pedagogies and assessments. There will be a Q&A period and a handout of resources. Event is open to Columbia graduate students, faculty, and staff. 

This program may be counted as a pedagogy workshop requirement in the Teaching Development Program (TDP)

Office Hours: Last One of the Semester!

We invite any Columbia graduate student with questions about any aspects of teaching or teaching preparation to drop by office hours, no appointment necessary. We also welcome questions about CTL fellowships, programs, services, job market preparation, and making progress in the Teaching Development Program (

If you can’t make live office hours but want support, schedule an individual consultation at or email us at

Date & Time: Friday, April 29, 2022; 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 212 Butler or via Zoom at