This Week for Graduate Students: Upcoming Syllabus from Scratch workshop!

by | Dec 4, 2023

Syllabus from Scratch

Are you drafting a syllabus? Whether the syllabus is for the Teaching Scholars program, the academic job market, or a dream course in the future, join us to begin designing an effective, student-centered syllabus from scratch. During this Syllabus from Scratch workshop, participants will learn about the elements of an effective syllabus, define course learning goals, and discuss assessments that can promote student learning, engagement, and inclusion in their course.

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Time: 2:10–4:00pm
Location: 203 Butler Library

This workshop counts as a Pedagogy Workshop for participants enrolled in the Teaching Development Program


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, all graduate students looking to practice teaching are welcome to attend this Microteaching Practice session.

Microteaching counts for the application and practice requirement in the Teaching Development Program.

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Time: 1:10–3:00pm
Location: 204 Butler Library

CTLgrads Journal Club

Are you interested in creating an inclusive educational climate for all STEM learners? Join us for the CTLgrads Journal Club. This informal discussion community is an opportunity to discuss resources and research on teaching and learning with fellow grad students and postdocs. Each session will help you consider how you can use findings in education research—in your field and beyond—to inform your own teaching practices. Journal Club is facilitated by CIRTL Fellows.

The CTLgrads Journal Club is open to current Columbia graduate students and postdocs. Journal Club will run online via Zoom. Readings will be distributed to registrants one week prior to the session.

  • Journal Club – Thursday, December 7, 11:40am–12:55pm | Register

For those registered in the Teaching Development Program, Journal Club sessions count as Pedagogy Workshops