This Week for Graduate Students: Lead Teaching Fellow Applications Open!

by | Mar 16, 2020

Featured Offering

Call for Applications: Lead Teaching Fellowship students at Lead Teaching Fellow Orientation

The Lead Teaching Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for doctoral students who are committed to promoting pedagogical practices and conversations among their peers. LTFs must be in years 2-7 of a doctoral program at Columbia University as of Fall 2020. Applications for 2020-21 Lead Teaching Fellows are being accepted through Monday, March 23

As a Lead Teaching Fellow, you will:

  • Receive a stipend for designing workshops that respond to teaching-related needs and interests in your department.
  • Connect to resources and programs at the CTL that can help you shape these workshops.
  • Cultivate peer connections within an interdisciplinary cohort of Columbia graduate students committed to advancing teaching practices.

LTFs receive stipends of $2000 ($1000 at the end of each semester) upon the successful production of teaching-related events in their home departments, and the completion of a series of activities promoting communication between the CTL, other Fellows, and faculty and graduate student instructors in their home departments. 

Online Support

Expanded Office Hours 

CTL is increasing consultations this week for graduate students who are teaching remotely.

For technical questions with Zoom or Canvas setup:

Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 – Friday, March 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Via Zoom:

For support with designing learning activities and engaging students online:

Date: Monday, March 16; Tuesday, March 17; and Friday, March 20
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Via Zoom

Upcoming Events

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 syllabus from scratch. During the Syllabus from Scratch workshop, participants will learn about the elements of an effective syllabus, define course learning goals, and discuss assessments and grading that will promote student learning in their course. This workshop will run online

Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Assessing Teaching and Learning Seminar

The Assessing Teaching & Learning Seminar (ATLS) is an online intensive offered by the CTL to help participants create a plan to assess teaching and student learning in the classroom. Over the course of these four modules, participants gain an understanding of Teaching as Research (TaR) by defining an original research question and developing their own TaR project proposal, drawing on the support of an online community of peers and the instructor. The seminar culminates in the presentation of fully developed TaR proposals.

In Spring 2020, the Assessing Teaching & Learning Seminar (ATLS) will run online March 30 through May 8. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 23. Get more details and access the application here

Planning ahead?


Teaching question?

Email to set up a consultation.