This Week for Grad Students: April 16, 2018

by | Apr 16, 2018

Applications for the 2018 Innovative Teaching Summer Institute are due next week! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with peers and develop yourself as an innovative teacher. Also in this week’s update: upcoming events on teaching when marginalized and exploring the transition from graduate careers to faculty positions.

Featured Events

Last Call for ITSI Applications

The 2018 Innovative Teaching Summer Institute (ITSI) for Columbia doctoral students is a four-day series of collaborative workshops, discussions, and shared reflections all centered on the use of emerging teaching practices and technologies to support effective teaching. The Institute is an opportunity for graduate student instructors to work with peers from a variety of disciplines, discuss pedagogical priorities, connect with resources and support, and develop themselves as innovative teachers. This program is open to all current Columbia University doctoral students.

Date: Monday, June 11 – Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Diana Center, Barnard College
Application Due: Monday, April 23, 2018

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Coming Up…

Teacher’s Lounge: Teaching When Marginalized

Teachers’ Lounges are series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia. Our conversations often introduce participants to related educational models, research, and theory, and invite dialogue about their pertinence to day to day teaching. Graduate students and new instructors at Columbia are especially welcome, and lunch is available. In Spring 2018, we are focusing on emotions, moods, and attitudes in the classroom. In our final consideration of emotions in the classroom this semester, we’ll focus on situations when an instructor may feel marginalized in particular classroom settings. In what ways might we assess, acknowledge, and even leverage such feelings of marginalization?

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


Teaching Landscapes: Explore the Transition from Graduate Careers to Faculty Positions

The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to announce a new professional development event for graduate students, featuring alumni who hold teaching positions at institutions in the greater New York area. “Teaching Landscapes” will help Columbia graduate students explore the transition from graduate careers to faculty positions by hearing directly from recent GSAS alumni who are teaching across a variety of academic institutions (private research university, public university, liberal arts college).

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212


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