Teaching Orientation for Grad Students available now!

by | Aug 8, 2023

CTL offers graduate student instructors orientations to learn about practical, evidence-based strategies that they can implement on the first day of class. These orientations help supplement department-based orientations and trainings. CTL orientations are open to all new teaching assistants, teaching fellows, and graduate students in an instructor role.

On-demand materials

In Fall 2023, CTL is offering orientation materials as five online orientation modules, available anytime to graduate students. These modules help you plan for your teaching assignment, provide you with information about support resources, and offer models for getting off to an engaging, inclusive start with students. 

Live debrief session

CTL is also running a live debrief session for participants to discuss highlights of these modules, get individual feedback on policy sheets or first day of class plans, and engage in a general Q&A with CTL staff. Any current graduate student is welcome to attend.

Join the CTL’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee: Apply by September 1 

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the formation of a new Graduate Student Advisory Committee, set to launch in Fall 2023. We invite graduate students across the Columbia campus to submit applications to join this committee.

Guided by CTL staff, this committee will have two broad purposes: to engage a range of diverse student communities across the Columbia campus and, in so doing, to obtain community-centered input and advice on graduate student teaching support needs, CTL offerings, and effective modes of outreach.

Applications for a one year (renewable) appointment to the committee are now being accepted and are due by September 1, 2023. Please contact the CTL with any questions (CTLgrads@columbia.edu).