New to teaching at Columbia? Register for the CTL’s Fall 2016 orientation

by | Jul 20, 2016 | Announcements, For Faculty, For Graduate Students

Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning is holding orientation sessions in August and September for faculty and graduate student instructors. We encourage new and junior faculty, teaching fellows, and teaching assistants to attend these orientation sessions.

Orientations provide an opportunity for instructors to:

  • Get familiar with instructional resources on campus, procedures and policies, and methods for getting a class off to a good start.
  • Connect with colleagues as well as teaching support staff at the CTL.
  • Explore topics such as preparing to teach, active learning, syllabus design, and teaching and learning with technology.

To view the agenda and access useful resources for new instructors, visit and

For Faculty:

Orientation sessions are open to all faculty, especially new or junior faculty.

Morningside Campus

Tuesday, August 23 | Register
12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Butler Library

Wednesday, August 31* | Register
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Butler Library

Medical Center Campus

Wednesday, August 24  | Register
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hammer LL103

*The August 31 orientation includes an Introduction to Teaching in the Core session for junior faculty in the CoreCurriculum, presented in collaboration with the Center for the Core Curriculum and the Junior Faculty Advisory Board.


For Teaching Fellows and Assistants:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Thursday, September 1 | Register
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Butler Library 203

Natural, Health, and Applied Sciences

Friday, September 2 | Register
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, CEPSR

The CTL will have limited slots for microteaching sessions from 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for teaching fellows and assistants. You can register via the links above.