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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Course Design Essentials
Active Learning Institute
Tuesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 18, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Morningside campus)
Looking for ways to increase student engagement in your face-to-face or online classroom environments? In this three-day institute, Columbia faculty will explore the purposes and benefits of active learning and learn how to apply these research-based practices by developing their own active and learner-centered course units.
During the institute, faculty will participate in a combination of hands-on activities, an instructional technologies lab, discussions, and online exercises to work through the essential components of designing engaging student learning experiences. Topics addressed include facilitating individual and collaborative learning activities, planning and creating effective online materials, and fostering and maintaining an inclusive course climate. Applications open on Monday, March 02, 2020, and are due on Monday, May 11, 2020.
CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 1:00 PM – Friday, July 10, 2020 5:00 PM (CUIMC campus)
Designing Interactive Learning Objects
Are you thinking about ways to engage students with digital activities? Are you interested in building your own interactive learning objects, such as quizzes, games, simulations, graphics, and videos? This three-day institute (July 28 – 30) will introduce faculty to interactive digital activities that allow students to deeply engage with content, principles of online activity design, and assessment strategies to measure the impact on student learning. In addition to introducing best practices to inform the design of digital interactive learning objects, faculty will experience each step of the design process, and engage in peer review. Throughout the institute, faculty will focus on mapping activities to specific student learning objectives for a unit in their course. Registration will open March 1, 2020.
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