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Faculty Intensives, Institutes, and Seminars

Multi-day institutes provide an opportunity for faculty to develop new teaching approaches, applications, and skills with hands-on guidance from CTL staff in an immersive, supportive environment.

Semester-long seminar programs engage faculty in a supportive community of practice through a series of connected modules, workshops, and discussion groups on teaching and learning topics.

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Inclusive Teaching Intensive

Looking to take your inclusive teaching practice to the next level? This three-hour intensive will help faculty rethink their syllabus design using a framework of inclusive teaching. Faculty will meaningfully apply principles of inclusive teaching to their syllabi, assessment strategies, and classroom activities to create a course climate that maximizes learning for all students. In a cohort of peers, participants will workshop syllabi (including course content, policies, and accessibility standards) and commit to making changes to future practice. 

Moderate level session; some familiarity with inclusive teaching concepts recommended. Apply by Friday, November 22.

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
* Reflect on learner identities/expectations and their relationship to inclusive syllabus design.
* Apply principles of inclusive teaching to their syllabus design and class climate.
* Analyze and revise their syllabus design (including content, assessments, grading policies, etc.) from an inclusive perspective.

Course Design Essentials

Are you looking to design a new course, or change the design of an existing course? Do you want to get a jump start on course planning for the spring semester? Maximize the time before the start of spring semester by joining other Columbia faculty in a one-day course design workshop! CTL staff will guide participants through a day of interactive activities that will 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. Lunch will be provided.

Apply by November 26 for full consideration. Applications received after November 26, 2019 will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Objectives: After attending this program, participants should be able to:
* Use backward design principles to design (or redesign) their course
* Articulate clear learning objectives for their course
* Brainstorm ways to assess the degree to which students are learning
* Explain how their assignments align with learning objectives
* Plan class activities and materials to maximize student learning and motivation



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