This Week for Graduate Students: Assessing Teaching and Learning Seminar: Last Day to Apply!

by | Apr 26, 2021

Assessing Teaching and Learning Seminar: Last Day to Apply! 

The Assessing Teaching & Learning Seminar (ATLS) is an online seminar offered by the CTL to help participants develop approaches to assessing teaching methods and student learning in the classroom.

Over the course of four modules, 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 will run online from May 3 through June 18. Applications are being accepted through the end of day today, Monday, April 26.

CTL is here all summer!

We invite any Columbia graduate student with questions about teaching online or in-person to join us for office hours via Zoom every Friday from 2-4pm, no appointment necessary. We also welcome questions about CTL fellowships, programs, services, job market preparation, and making progress in the Teaching Development Program. Join at

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

Podcast Featuring Columbia Graduate Student Instructors

Community in Teaching: A Conversation with Diana Newby, Thomas Preston, and Ami Yoon

In his 1993 article, “Teaching as Community Property: Putting an End to Pedagogical Solitude”, renowned educational psychologist Lee Shulman argued that if teaching were viewed as community property, rather than something that happens behind closed classroom doors, there would be more value placed on teaching and more rigor in the evaluation of teaching.

In this episode of Columbia’s Dead Ideas in Teaching in Learning podcast, we unpack this argument and its underlying ideas with doctoral students Thomas Preston, Diana Newby, and Ami Yoon—all who have worked in multiple teaching capacities at Columbia University. They discuss how their experiences have led them to believe that collaboration has a range of benefits in teaching and learning.