Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Harwood on Integrating the “Locus Tempus” Digital Mapping Platform into his Comparative Literature Course
In the 2021 Summer A term, Christopher Harwood integrated Locus Tempus, a mapping platform, into the instruction of his comparative literature course The Writers of Prague. Through their use of Locus Tempus, students developed a heightened understanding of Prague topography and of the ways that different authors work with existing myths about the city’s history and landmarks and develop new ones.
Yi Zhang, Associate in the Discipline of Industrial Engineering and Operation Research (IEOR), worked closely with the CTL to implement a new in-class auto-grading system maintained by students to help monitor student progress, offer more immediate feedback, and improve student engagement in his large lecture class.
Faculty Spotlight: Alfredo Spagna and Eunjoo Byeon on Re-Imagining Psychology Lectures as Spaces for Active Learning and Collaboration
As a recipient of the Provost’s Innovative Course Design award, Alfredo Spagna, Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience and Behavior, worked with the CTL to design the new course Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology with a blended approach.
Faculty Spotlight: Professor Angelina Craig-Flórez on Using Authentic Materials to Enhance Language Learning
Angelina Craig-Flórez, a Senior Lecturer in the department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) at Columbia University, worked with the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to redesign her course Spanish Intermediate II.
Faculty Spotlight: Professors Sharon Akabas and Eleanor Sterling on Creating a Collaborative Course Environment
As recipients of the Provost’s Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery award, Akabas and Sterling redesigned their Food, Ecology, and Globalization course by increasing emphasis on a “flipped” structure that incorporated group and collaborative hands-on learning exercises.
Faculty Spotlight: Professor Mary Ann Price on Using Case Study Method to Place Pre-Med Students in Real-Life Scenarios
Mary Ann Price, a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, worked with the CTL to incorporate the case study method into her General Physiology course. The case studies encouraged her pre-med students to apply concepts they learned in class to real-world situations that were relevant to their career goals.
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