This Week for Graduate Students: Interested in STEM teaching? Join Online Journal Club this Tuesday!

by | Nov 14, 2023

CTLgrads Journal Club

Are you interested in creating an inclusive educational climate for all STEM learners? Join us for the CTLgrads Journal Club. This informal discussion community is an opportunity to discuss resources and research on teaching and learning with fellow grad students and postdocs. Each session will help you consider how you can use findings in education research—in your field and beyond—to inform your own teaching practices. Journal Club sessions are facilitated by CIRTL Fellows.

The CTLgrads Journal Club is open to current Columbia graduate students and postdocs. While we encourage participants to attend multiple Journal Club in order to build community with others interested in findings and implications of education research, we welcome visitors to individual sessions. In Fall 2023 Journal Clubs will run online via Zoom. Readings will be distributed to registrants one week prior to the session.

  • Journal Club – Tuesday, November 14, 11:40am–12:55pm | Register
  • Journal Club – Thursday, December 7, 11:40am–12:55pm | Register

Teaching Development Program

CTL’s Teaching Development Program offers current Columbia doctoral students (and master’s students in the School of the Arts) a path for receiving credit for sustained teaching development in graduate school. After completing a defined yet flexible set of activities, participants earn:

  • A letter from CTL certifying attainment of objectives intrinsic to effective teaching
  • Notation of completion on Columbia University transcripts

Details, testimonials from a variety of TDP alums, and registration links are available on the TDP program website.

CTL Office Hours for Graduate Students

Drop-in CTL Office Hours for graduate students, which normally run in 212 Butler Library on Fridays from 2:00–4:00 pm, will be suspended this week and next, due to conferences and holidays. They will resume on December 1.

In the meantime, graduate students may request an individual consultation (consultation request link) or send questions to the CTL graduate student support team at