This Week for Faculty: April 16, 2018

by | Apr 16, 2018

Considering submitting a proposal for the Provost’s RFP? There’s still time to apply for two funding opportunities! Also in this week’s update: upcoming workshops, a book discussion group on teaching students how to learn, and an inclusive teaching intensive on rethinking course design to include all students.

Featured Event

MOOC and Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants

There is still time to submit proposals for Provost’s RFPs! The deadline to apply for the following opportunities is Monday, April 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM. 

  • The Request for Proposals for Massive Open Online Courses provides funds from the Office of the Provost for Massive Open Online Courses. Accepted courses will receive extensive consultation services and support for instructional design and media production from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).  Courses offered through MOOC platforms have the potential to reach large and global audiences, to stimulate curiosity and intellectual exploration, to make more visible the teaching and research activities of the University, and to promote public engagement.
  • The new Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants are designed to support efforts around teaching initiatives and exploration at the school, department, or program level. The CTL will be providing in-kind support and resources.

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Coming Up…

Course Management: Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of a course management system that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses. During the workshop, instructors learn how to migrate their content from CourseWorks (Sakai), navigate Canvas, manage syllabus and course materials, use quizzing tools, and utilize communication features in the system.

Date: Monday, April 16
Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 204


CTL @ CUMC – Managing Classroom Climate: Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

This workshop will familiarize faculty with the concepts of implicit bias and microaggressions, how they occur in the classroom, and the impact they have on students and faculty. Faculty will discuss and apply practical strategies to address microaggressions and implicit bias when they occur in the classroom, whether committed by or against a student or faculty member. Moderate level session; some familiarity with inclusive teaching concepts recommended.

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Location: Armory Track and Field Center, Hospitality Room, 4th Floor


Teaching with Case Study Method at Columbia: Faculty Conversation

Join us for a cross-disciplinary faculty conversation on case method teaching at Columbia University. During this session, you will get firsthand information and recommendations about teaching with the case method. Faculty panelists include:

  • William B. Eimicke, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • Mary Ann Price, Lecturer in The Discipline of Biological Sciences, Columbia College
  • Dan J. Wang, David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business, Columbia School of Business

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Book Discussion Group for Faculty: Teaching Students How to Learn

Join us to discuss the book Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (McGuire, 2015). During our conversations, faculty will reflect on current practices to support learning, and how they might integrate practical strategies from the book to boost motivation and learning in their courses. Participants must register via the online form no later than Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Date: May 22, May 29, and June 5
Time: 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Inclusive Teaching Intensive for Faculty: Course Design to Include All Students 

Looking to take your inclusive teaching practice to the next level? This three-hour intensive workshop will help faculty rethink their course design from the framework of equity and inclusion. Moderate level session; some familiarity with inclusive teaching concepts recommended.

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

Applications Due: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Active Learning Institute 

Looking to increase active learning in your course? In this three-day intensive institute, faculty will explore the purposes and outcomes of active learning, and apply research-based practices to the process of developing active, learner-centered course units. Through a combination of hands-on activities, presentation, and discussion, faculty will work through the essential components of designing engaging student experiences. ALI also includes a hands-on lab experience facilitated by the CTL’s instructional technologies group where faculty will experiment with educational tools and software.

Date: Tuesday, June 5 – Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212
Applications Due: Monday, May 7, 2018

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