This Week for Graduate Students: Application Deadline Extended for Teaching Assessment Fellowship

by | Jul 25, 2022

A few open spots remain in the 2022-23 cohort of the CTL’s Teaching Assessment Fellows (TAFs). We will fill positions on a rolling basis until August 8, so interested doctoral students are encouraged to apply ASAP. The TAF program provides a unique opportunity to gain experience assessing educational projects at Columbia, as well as a $2,000 stipend.

Teaching Assessment Fellows
Teaching Assessment Fellows (TAFs) are Columbia University doctoral students who help assess the impact of teaching projects funded by the Office of the Provost, supported by CTL, and implemented by Columbia faculty. This fellowship is designed for graduate students who have particular interest in learning about methodologies and strategies for assessing course redesign efforts, and provides an opportunity to collaborate on project teams and work with real data.

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CTLgrads Summer Bookclub

Grades are ubiquitous within education, but are they necessary? Join us every other week for this summer’s CTLgrads Bookclub as we read Susan D. Blum’s 2020 publication, Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead). The book collects theoretical and practical discussions by faculty who have chosen to “ungrade”—that is, de-emphasize grading as much as possible in order to focus students on their learning. Our discussions will help us return to our own practices to reconsider how, what, and why we give grades. These sessions are open to graduate students and postdocs, feel free to join any or all sessions throughout the summer!

Summer Bookclub sessions count as Pedagogy Workshops in the Teaching Development Program

Dates: Every other Wednesday from June 1 through August 24
Time: 2:00–3:15 PM
Location: Hybrid format; join us in-person in Butler 204 or online via Zoom
Register for upcoming sessions: July 27August 10August 24

CTL Is Here All Summer!

If you have questions about teaching or would like to find out more about CTL fellowships, programs, services, job market preparation, and making progress in the Teaching Development Program, schedule an individual consultation or email us at