This Week for Graduate Students: Teaching During and After the 2020 US Elections

by | Nov 2, 2020

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Teaching During and After the 2020 US Elections: Resources for Instructors and Students

The 2020 US Elections can be stressful for both instructors and students, thereby impacting the learning environment in your courses. These stressors are compounded by the ongoing pandemic. Regardless of the outcome of the elections, instructors can take steps to ensure that both they and their students are supported during this time.

Microteaching Practice Online

Want to practice a new in-class activity or just get some more practice before teaching in your virtual classroom? Join peers in an online 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 this Microteaching Practice session. Microteaching sessions count towards completion of CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) for graduate students.

Date: Friday, November 6
Time: 12:00–2:00 PM

Teaching Conference Support

Current Columbia doctoral students are invited to apply for funds to help defray expenses associated with attending a conference or training focused on teaching practices in higher education. Approved applicants will receive up to $750.

Graduate students interested in exploring careers in academic teaching development may be particularly interested in the POD Network Conference, convening online from November 10–13.

This support is is being sponsored by the GSAS Office of the Dean, funded by the Office of the Provost, and administered by CTL.