This Week for Graduate Students: Teaching Observations: Get Confidential Feedback!

by | Oct 12, 2020

Featured Offerings

Teaching Observations

Are you looking for confidential feedback on your teaching? Request a teaching observation! The CTL offers formative observations with trained peer consultants who can help you think through your course goals, your teaching observation experience, and your future teaching. CTL Teaching Observations are confidential and evidence-based, developed to support you in your teaching practices.

CTL Teaching Observations count towards completion of the Teaching Development Program for graduate students.

Mid-Course Reviews

Are you a graduate student instructor looking for quick, anonymous feedback on your teaching from your students? The CTL offers Mid-Course Reviews (MCRs) with trained peer consultants who can help solicit feedback from your students on what they find to be the most helpful and the most challenging aspects of your course. CTL Mid-Course Reviews are confidential, formative, and designed to support you in your teaching practices.

MCRs count towards completion of CTL’s Teaching Development Program for graduate students. Requests for MCRs during the Fall 2020 semester will be accepted through October 23.

LTF Event: Teaching During Crisis

This workshop will discuss the challenges of teaching during a global pandemic and sociopolitical unrest and explore pedagogical approaches to responding to the ways crisis manifests itself within the classroom. 1-2 short readings will be sent out to registrants ahead of the workshop.

This workshop is designed by Elizabeth Adetiba, Lead Teaching Fellow in the Sociology Department. All graduate students are welcome.

Date: Friday, October 16
Time: 2:00 PM–4:10 PM
Location: via Zoom

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. 

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