This Week for Graduate Students: New TDP Sprint: Complete the Foundational Track in less than a week!

by | May 1, 2023

Save the Date! TDP Sprint This June

Complete the TDP Foundational Track in less than a week!

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 open now through May 22.

Time and Date: June 5–8; 9:30am–4:00pm
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus

Careers in Educational Development

Curious about the field of educational development as a career trajectory? Come hear from the CTL’s Assistant Directors (ADs) and Learning Designers (LDs) about our recent paths to careers in educational development and our early experiences in this field. Through a brief pre-session reading and informed in-session Q&A, participants in this session will learn about a range of interests and pathways that led us to this career path, the kinds of opportunities we sought out along the way, and how we prepared for our transition into the field of educational development.

Ultimately, this session can help graduate students interested in pursuing a career in educational development to identify steps they can take (or may have already taken) to prepare for this career. 

Date: Friday, May 5 
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Butler Library, Room 212

This workshop counts as a Pedagogy Workshop for participants enrolled in the Teaching Development Program


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.