This Week for Grad Students: April 23, 2018

by | Apr 23, 2018

Today is the final day to submit your application to the 2018 Innovative Teaching Summer Institute! Hear from past ITSI participants about their experience in the video below. Also in this week’s update: an upcoming session on research mentorship and an event on transitioning from graduate careers to faculty positions featuring Columbia alumni.

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Applications for the Innovative Teaching Summer Institute Due TODAY!

The 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. An upcoming teaching appointment is desirable, but not necessary to participate in the Summer Institute. To participate, please apply via the online form by Monday, April 23, 2018.

Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: The Diana Center, Barnard, Room 504

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Coming Up…

Introduction to Research Mentorship

The first few meetings with a research mentee are an important time to share expectations and align goals. In this session participants will consider parallels to other forms of instruction, and develop structures that help set the terms of a successful research mentorship. By the end of the session, participants will come away with a specific approach for having these necessary conversations with their research mentee, through the structure of a mentor-mentee contract.

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 2:40 PM-3:55 PM
Location: Mudd Hall Room 1127


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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