This Week for Graduate Students: Design an Effective Syllabus from Scratch

by | Dec 9, 2019

Upcoming Events


Syllabus from Scratch

Are you drafting a syllabus? Whether the syllabus is for the Teaching Scholars program, the academic job market, or a dream course in the future, join us to begin designing an effective syllabus from scratch. During the workshop, participants will learn about the elements of an effective syllabus, define course learning goals, and discuss assessments and grading that will promote student learning in their course.

Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 12:10 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 203 Butler Library

Microteaching Practice

Want to practice a new in-class activity or just get some more practice before teaching in a classroom? Join peers in a 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.

The Microteaching Practice session satisfies a requirement of the Teaching Development Program (TDP). Learn more and sign up for the TDP at

Date: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 204 Butler Library

Featured Offering

Teaching Conference Support


Current Columbia doctoral students are invited to apply for funds to help defray travel and other expenses associated with attending a conference or training focused on teaching practices in higher education.

Approved applicants will receive up to $750 for attending or $1000 for presenting at a conference or training that helps them develop as instructors or explore discipline-based educational research (DBER). This support is available for conferences attended through May 31, 2020. CTL is vetting and approving applications on a rolling basis. 

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Teaching question?

Email to set up a consultation.