This Week for Graduate Students: TDP Sprint: Application deadline extended to May 10

by | May 8, 2024

Teaching Development Program (TDP) Offerings

CTL’s Teaching Development Program offers current Columbia doctoral and MFA students a path for receiving credit for sustained teaching development in graduate school. Completion is noted on Columbia University transcripts. Below are offerings designed to help you in the TDP, whether you’re new to it, in the middle of track completion, or wrapping up ahead of graduation.

New to the TDP? Apply for the TDP Sprint!

This unique offering from CTL provides you with all programming needed to complete the Foundational Track of the Teaching Development Program in four action-packed days. Completion of the Foundational Track of the TDP earns notation on Columbia University transcripts and a letter from CTL certifying sustained teaching development in graduate school.

The Sprint includes access to all required workshops, time to complete preparatory and reflective activities, collegial engagement with other graduate students in the TDP, and lunch each day. Applications are now being accepted through Friday, May 10.

Date: Tuesday, May 28–Friday, May 31
Time: 9:30am–4:00pm
Location: Butler Library

Consultations & Office Hours


The CTL provides graduate students and postdocs with consultations at all points in their teaching career. These include consultations on teaching statements, professional development, preparing for the job market, teaching online, and general teaching-related support. Request a consultation.

Office Hours resuming in August

CTL Office Hours for Columbia graduate students have wrapped up for the semester and will resume in August.

Until then, we invite graduate students who are seeking guidance from CTL to request an individual consultation or send questions to

On-demand guidance for teaching statements, diversity statements, and teaching portfolios is also available anytime

Take care of yourself while supporting your students

The end of this semester may well be be a stressful time for your and your students. Consider sharing well-being resources with your students, and know who to contact when you are concerned about a student—the Columbia Blue Folder provides the tools to identify, address, and refer students appropriately. The CTL’s Teaching in Times of Stress and Challenge also has a list of resources that you can connect with.