This Week for Faculty: April 23, 2018

by | Apr 23, 2018

Interested in helping your students be better independent learners? Looking for strategies that you can incorporate into your course? Join the CTL and other Columbia faculty to discuss a book focused on teaching students how to learn. Also in this week’s update: a faculty panel discussion about teaching with case study method at Columbia, a one-day workshop on course design, and an intensive three-hour workshop on inclusive teaching.

Featured Event

Book Discussion Group: Teaching Students How to Learn

Join a group of faculty and CTL staff 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). Participants 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.

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

Participants must register via an online form no later than Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

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Coming Up…

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

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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 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 204

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Course Design Essentials: A One Day Workshop for Faculty

Are you looking to design a new course, or change the design of an existing course? Do you want to get a jump on course planning for the fall semester? Reclaim your summer by joining other Columbia faculty in a one-day course design workshop! CTL staff will facilitate a day of interactive strategies to get you started planning your course, and you’ll walk away with the materials you need to create learner-centered course materials. All faculty with Columbia teaching contexts are welcome to attend.

Apply via an online form by Monday, May 7, 2018 for full consideration. Applications received after May 7 will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

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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. Apply via the online form by Monday, May 7, 2018.

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

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