This Week for Graduate Students: Showcase Your Teaching Development with the TDP!

by | Jan 11, 2021

Showcase Your Teaching Development with the TDP (Info Session) 

In 2018, the Center for Teaching and Learning launched the Teaching Development Program (TDP), to offer doctoral students a means to document and articulate their teaching development at Columbia. Completion of foundational or advanced tracks in the TDP is certified by the CTL and noted on transcripts in Arts and Sciences, SEAS, and at the Mailman School of Public Health. For more information or to register, see

Students currently in the TDP program as well as those thinking about jumping in are invited to join us. In particular, we welcome to this session: 

  • Prospective participants in the TDP who are interested in learning more about the program
  • Participants who recently joined the TDP’s Foundational Track who are interested in learning more about tips for getting started
  • Current participants on the Foundational Track of the TDP who want to work with the CTL and peers to map out strategies for track completion

Date: Friday, January 15
Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Essentials of Teaching and Learning

Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshops offer new or developing graduate student instructors approaches to better facilitate student learning and improve teaching practices. Join us at these foundational workshops to deepen insight that you have started to develop at teaching orientations or in early teaching experiences. 

Prior to each live Zoom session, participants will be expected to have completed a 20-minute module in Canvas. These preparatory modules will be made available to registrants in advance of each session.

Upcoming Essentials Workshop: Inclusive Teaching: Creating Engaging Learning Environments
Date: Tuesday, January 19
Time: 10:10 AM–11:40 AM

Teaching Conference Support

Current Columbia doctoral students are invited to apply for funds to help defray expenses associated with attending a conference or training focused on teaching practices in higher education. Approved applicants will receive up to $750. 

This support is is being sponsored by the GSAS Office of the Dean, funded by the Office of the Provost, and administered by CTL.