Offerings for Faculty

The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Programs and Services team is available to support all Columbia University faculty. Engage with us in the ways that meet your needs:

  • Learn together, connect with peers. Find community through our workshops, intensives, and conversations.
  • Learn online, anytime, anywhere. Check out our online resources and self-paced online courses.
  • Request a consultation. Connect with us. Receive customized assistance in person or remotely.

Be sure to check out our Fall 2019 Highlights or browse the entire CTL Events Calendar for all upcoming events for faculty.

Learn Together

The Faculty Programs and Services team offers in-person programs to connect Columbia faculty with each other, evidence-based teaching approaches, resources, and instructional technologies. Faculty can choose to engage in programs ranging from one-hour workshops to multi-day programs.

Workshops

Faculty can explore topics related to teaching, learning, and instructional technologies in one to two hour
workshops offered at the Morningside and CUIMC campuses. The CTL also offers Workshops To Go, an
on-demand offering for departments, programs, or schools that wish to host a pedagogical workshop for their
faculty.

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Intensives and Institutes

Faculty interested in dedicated time to develop new teaching approaches, courses, applications, and skills with guidance from CTL staff can apply to participate in a half-day or full-day intensive, or multi-day institute.

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Teaching Orientation

Faculty can kick off their academic year by attending an orientation to teaching and learning at Columbia to gain learner-centered and inclusive teaching strategies they can implement on the first day of class.

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Learn Online

The Faculty Programs and Services team develops resources on teaching and learning topics. Access on-demand resource guides such as the Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia, which provides practical, accessible, and evidence-based strategies. Explore our self-paced online courses on teaching and learning with CourseWorks (Canvas), new faculty orientation to teaching, blended learning, and inclusive teaching.

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Connect With Us

The Faculty Programs and Services team offers a number of free consultation services to help faculty at Columbia reflect on and develop their teaching practices.

General Consultations

Faculty can meet one-on-one in person, speak over the phone, or via video-conference with a FPS staff to receive support on a range of teaching and learning topics.

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Teaching Observations

Faculty can request teaching observations to receive confidential, individualized feedback on teaching.

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Instructional Technology Consultations

Faculty can get help with setting up courses in CourseWorks (Canvas), integrating digital pedagogies, creating instructional multimedia using the CTL’s Do-It-Yourself media production spaces, and get advice on designing hybrid elements of a course. 

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Funded Projects

The Office of the Provost provides funding opportunities for faculty looking to enhance teaching and learning at Columbia by integrating new educational methods and technologies into classrooms, learning environments, and curricula. Faculty recipients of these grants receive organizational and instructional design support from the CTL. Faculty interested in applying for these grants can consult with the CTL as they develop their proposals.

Learn more about these funding opportunities from the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.

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The CTL is here for faculty.

The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for faculty in both their work and their professional development.