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Faculty Institutes and Intensives

The CTL offers Institutes and Intensives both asynchronously (self-paced) and synchronously (live sessions) that address multiple teaching formats—face-to-face, online, and hybrid/blended. Topics range from broader teaching approaches to in-depth looks at specific teaching strategies and skills.

These synchronous and asynchronous opportunities provide a space for faculty to develop new teaching approaches, applications, and skills with guidance from CTL staff in an immersive, supportive environment.

Adapt Your Course to a Flexible Format


Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute

The CTL has developed the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute: an online offering that guides faculty through adapting their courses from face-to-face to online or hybrid formats. This offering provides instructors a foundation that can serve across all formats of teaching with the capacity to adapt quickly to whatever mode of teaching makes the most sense at any given time. The institute provides faculty with a comprehensive toolkit they can apply to their own course context whether this may be a seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class. 

For: all Columbia faculty
Format: mix of self-paced and live sessions
Time Commitment: six hours


Design or Redesign Your Course from Scratch

Course Design Essentials

Are you looking to design a new course or change the design of an existing course (face-to-face, blended, or fully online)? Do you want to jump start your course planning for the fall semester? Enroll in our online, self-paced Course Design Essentials course. There you will be guided through the fundamentals of learner-centered course design and a series of activities and downloadable worksheets. Upon completing the asynchronous experience, you should have a plan and the resources needed to continue the design process. 

For: all Columbia faculty
Format: self-paced 
Time Commitment: six hours

Engage Your Students

Active Learning Institute (Online)

Tuesday, June 21 – Friday, June 24, 2022

Looking for ways to increase student engagement in your face-to-face or online classroom? In this four-day immersive online experience, 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 (face-to-face or online) course units. 

During the institute, faculty will complete a series of hands-on activities and discussions over Zoom and CourseWorks (Canvas) 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.

Columbia faculty are invited to apply. Applications received by Monday, May 16, 2022, will be given priority.

For: all Columbia faculty are invited to apply
Format: Mix of asynchronous and synchronous online activities
Time Commitment: 20 hours

Prepare to Teach in Health Sciences

CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning  

The 2022 CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning is a two day online hybrid workshop devoted to exploring effective teaching and learning strategies in health sciences education for online and in-person teaching. This program is designed for junior faculty or senior faculty who have recently taken on a new teaching role. The program will run as an online hybrid program, with a mixture of synchronous large and small group sessions and asynchronous pre-work. Faculty are invited to apply for the CUIMC Summer Institute by Friday, June 3rd, 5pm.

For: CUIMC faculty
Dates: Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th, 1–4:30 pm
Format: mix of self-paced and live sessions
Time commitment: two days, 3.5 hours per day

Facilitate Anti-Racist Change in Education

CUIMC Anti-Racist Educator Institute (AREI)

Applications are open for the 2022 cohort of the CUIMC Anti-Racist Educator Institute (AREI) and its associated Community of Practice (ARECP). This program is designed for CUIMC faculty interested in implementing curricular and pedagogical reforms in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Institute is meant to augment existing initiatives. The goal of the ARECP is to convene a community of practice committed to facilitating anti-racist change in the education programs across all schools at CUIMC. The application deadline is May 16th at 5 pm. Decisions will be emailed by May 23rd.

For: CUIMC faculty with responsibility for promoting anti-racist pedagogy in their department or interested in establishing new anti-racist pedagogy department initiatives.
Dates: July 14-15 and July 21-22, 9am – 1pm each day
Format: in-person 
Time commitment: four days, 4 hours per day

Upcoming Events

Visit the CTL Events Calendar to browse all upcoming events for faculty.

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