This Week for Graduate Students: Innovative Course Design Seminar: Applications Due Today!

by | Sep 18, 2023

Innovative Course Design Seminar: Applications Due Today!

In the Innovative Course Design Seminar, participants explore evidence-based, inclusive instructional design practices and create a learner-centered syllabus of their own design. Participants apply the principles of backward design and inclusive teaching to develop context-specific learning objectives, aligned and scaffolded assessments, and a range of engaging activities that facilitate student learning within the context of a single course. Applications are due by Monday, September 18th, 2023 at midnight.

ICDS is running in Fall 2023 in person from 10:10am-12pm in Butler Library on five successive Wednesdays: October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, and November 1.

For those enrolled in the Teaching Development Program (TDP), this seminar satisfies the Advanced Track seminar requirement.

Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community

The Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community is sponsored by the GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning. In this learning community, participants collectively engage focused topics in pedagogy and practice—in this case, as they relate to race and marginalization, with particular emphasis on anti-racist and anti-oppression pedagogy. In Fall 2023, the Pedagogies of Race & Oppression Learning Community will explore anti-racist instructional design through the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

In the interest of fostering a diverse community of learners committed to discussing difficult topics, the capacity of this learning community is limited. Submitting an application will allow facilitators to gauge applicants’ experience and interest in discussing issues of oppression, and creating an anti-racist classroom. 

In Fall 2023, the Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community will convene online on Tuesday, October 10th (12:00 – 2:00 pm), Tuesday, October 31st (12:00 – 2:00 pm), and Tuesday, November 28th (12:00 – 2:00 pm). If selected, participants must commit to all three sessions. Applications are due Monday, September 25th by 11:59 pm ET. Please contact with any questions.

Note: the Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community will be offered again in Spring 2024 with a new application cycle and area of focus.

Approaching the Job Market

On-demand Resources

Engage with the CTL’s on-demand guides to help you plan and draft standard components of an academic job application.

Intro to the Teaching Statement
A teaching statement—one of the most frequently requested teaching materials on the academic job market—takes time to brainstorm, draft, and revise. The CTL has designed this self-paced resource to introduce you to the teaching statement and help kickstart the writing of your first draft. Access module.

Intro to the Diversity Statement
The diversity statement is a recent addition to the suite of materials hiring committees may ask for you to submit for academic job applications. These statements are often deeply personal and, as a result, can take a lot of time and effort to draft and revise. This self-paced resource introduces you to the diversity statement as a genre and helps you begin the process of ideating and crafting the first draft of your statement. Access module.

Intro to the Teaching Portfolio
This module is designed to support you in compiling a teaching portfolio: a set of materials that complements your teaching statement to represent your teaching. This CTL self-paced resource is designed to help kickstart the assembly of your portfolio and support you as you continue to develop it in the future. Access module.