This Week for Graduate Students: Summer 2021 Book Club: Cheating Lessons

by | May 10, 2021

CTLGrads Summer 2021 Book Club

What motivates students to cheat and how can we prevent cheating? Join us every other week, starting Wednesday, May 19th, for this summer’s CTLgrads Bookclub where we will read Cheating Lessons (2013) by James Lang, PhD, and dig into the research on student learning, memory, attention, and motivation and what it can tell us about why students cheat. These sessions are open to graduate students and postdocs, feel free to join any or all sessions throughout the summer!


New Summer Seminar: Transforming Your Research Into Teaching

The Transforming Your Research Into Teaching (TYRIT) seminar is an online intensive that will help you create an advanced course based on your disciplinary research. The seminar emphasizes creativity in teaching–exploring how your own experience, style, and preferences can shape a unique learning experience for your students.

Throughout TYRIT, you will engage in two learning communities: one locally with peers at Columbia, and another with colleagues at other institutions who are also participating in this national seminar through the CIRTL Network. Over seven weeks, you will learn to apply basic elements of course design through online modules and activities, discuss progress in our local community, and peer review and pitch your class to an inter-institutional group of colleagues. By the end of the seminar, you will have created a full syllabus for an advanced course in your discipline.

Applications for the Summer 2021 Cohort of TYRIT are being accepted May 3 – May 31. The seminar will run online June 8 through July 30, with weekly meetings starting the week of June 14.

CTL is here all summer!

If you have questions about teaching online or in-person – 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