This Week for Graduate Students: Approaching the Job Market? Register for Our Upcoming Workshops!

by | Sep 16, 2019

Upcoming Events


Approaching the Job Market Workshops

Are you getting ready to go on the academic job market? The CTL offers a number of ways to help graduate students effectively develop their teaching and provide evidence of their teaching experience in applications and interviews. As you get ready to go on the market, take advantage of programming and services to refine your teaching portfolio, teaching statement, diversity statement, syllabi, public speaking, and presentation skills.

Upcoming Workshops:

September 18: Writing a Diversity Statement
September 19: Building Your Teaching Portfolio
September 23: Teaching Statement and Teaching Portfolio Workshop

Location: 203 Butler Library

CTLgrads Learning Community: Mastering Techniques for Active Learning: The Theory and Practice of Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment

Active learning strategies and techniques have been shown to increase audience participation and engagement and to facilitate the acquisition of skills or process-based knowledge. Incorporating active learning techniques into one’s teaching requires intentionality and practice, and so in this interactive workshop series we take a deep dive into how active learning strategies can be employed to maximize audience engagement and student performance. In this two-part learning community, participants will use a combination of observation, discussion, reflection, role playing, and peer feedback to learn and practice how to integrate active learning into their teaching. 

This workshop is part of the CTLgrads Learning Community series for Graduate Students.

Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 12:10 PM – 1:55 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

Essentials of Teaching and Learning Workshops


Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshops offer new or developing graduate student instructors approaches to better facilitate student learning and improve teaching practices. Join us at any one of these foundational workshops to deepen insight that you have started to develop at teaching orientations or in early teaching experiences. Attending this workshop and posting reflections satisfies a Foundational Track requirement for participants in the Teaching Development Program (TDP).

Upcoming Essentials Workshops:
September 17: Learning Objectives and Backward Design
September 24: Active Learning
October 1: Grading & Feedback

Time: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM
Location: 203 Butler Library

Drop-In Hours

Columbia graduate students are invited to drop by to check in with CTL staff. We welcome questions about the new Teaching Development Program, CTL fellowships, upcoming programs, and resources that can help inform intentional teaching practices. And coffee and tea are always on hand!

Dates: Every Friday in the fall semester
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 212 Butler Library

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Teaching question?

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