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

by | Mar 2, 2020

Featured Offering

Call for Applications: Lead Teaching Fellowship
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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.

Upcoming Events

Microteaching Practice

Want to practice a new in-class activity or just get some more practice before teaching in a 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.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 204 Butler Library

Case-based Instruction in Science and Engineering

Connecting the learning our students do in the classroom to the world beyond the course can be a challenge. Case-based instruction, a strategy used commonly in medicine, law, and business, can be a way instructors in science and engineering can help make these connects more clear to our students. This session will begin with experiencing an example case in the sciences, before debriefing the approach, and discussing how we can use cases in our own contexts. By the end of the session, participants will have resources they can use to start building their own cases and discuss how these strategies are relevant for their own individual teaching practices.

Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 12:10 PM – 1:40 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

Save the Dates!

The 2020 Innovative Teaching Summer Institute will run June 1 – 4 on the Columbia campus. Applications will be accepted beginning in April.

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