This Week for Graduate Students: Essentials of Teaching and Learning Workshops start next week!

by | Jan 22, 2024

Essentials of Teaching and Learning Workshops

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

In Spring 2024, the Essentials series are running in-person in 203 Butler Library.

  • Essentials 1: Inclusive Teaching – Wednesday, January 31, 10:10-11:40 am | Register
  • Essentials 2: Designing Learning Objectives – Wednesday, February 7, 10:10-11:40 am | Register
  • Essentials 3: Active Learning – Wednesday, February 14, 10:10-11:40 am | Register
  • Essentials 4: Assessment & Feedback – Wednesday, February 21, 10:10-11:40 am | Register

Each session is accompanied by a 20-minute module in Canvas to be completed in advance. Access modules here.

Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite the Columbia community to celebrate 10 years of teaching innovation by faculty who are transforming their courses and pedagogies through the Office of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants.

The Symposium will include two online panels (February 1 and February 7) and an in-person panel and reception (February 13).

Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community: Harnessing Instructor Agency in the Institution

The Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community is sponsored by the GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning. In this learning community, participants collectively engage focused topics in pedagogy and practice—in this case, as they relate to race and marginalization, with particular emphasis on anti-racist and anti-oppression pedagogy.

In Spring 2024, the Pedagogies of Race & Oppression Learning Community will explore instructor agency within the institution. Each session will have a corresponding workshop in which participants will begin crafting both teaching and diversity statements. All participants must be willing to contribute and workshop their materials.

In the interest of fostering a diverse community of learners committed to discussing difficult topics, the capacity of this learning community is limited. Submitting an application will allow facilitators to gauge applicants’ experience and interest in discussing issues of oppression, and creating an anti-racist classroom.

The Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community will convene online on Thursday, February 15th (12:00 – 2:00 pm), Thursday, February 22nd (12:00 – 2:00 pm), Thursday, March 21st (12:00 – 2:00 pm), and Thursday, April 4th (12:00 – 2:00 pm). If selected, participants must commit to all four sessions—including the workshops. Applications are due Monday, January 29th by 11:59 pm ET. Please contact with any questions.

Note: Participants from previous semesters of the Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community are welcome to apply.

Office Hours

Live office hours for graduate students are running during the Spring 2024 semester on Fridays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET. Drop by 212 Butler or join our Zoom room to consult with us about teaching practices, CTL fellowships and other offerings, job market preparation, or making progress in the Teaching Development Program. To join office hours via Zoom, email for the link.