Teaching Orientation for Faculty
At the start of each semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with an orientation that offers practical, evidence-based strategies faculty can implement on the first day of class, and introduces new faculty to the Columbia teaching culture. You might be brand new to teaching or you might be more “seasoned,” but either way we’ll get you off to a great start.
Who is the Teaching Orientation open to?
This orientation is open to all faculty. It is especially useful for new or junior faculty.
What happens at Teaching Orientation?
At the start of the fall semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with an orientation that offers practical, evidence-based strategies faculty can implement on the first day of class and introduces new faculty to the Columbia teaching culture. During the opening panel, participants will have an opportunity to hear from senior colleagues about what they wish they had known on the first day. They will also have a chance to talk to the learners themselves as Columbia students share their most memorable and engaging experiences. CTL facilitators will lead sessions on high-impact strategies for the first week of class and beyond. Lunch will be provided. At the end of the day, participants are invited to gather with their colleagues for wine, cheese, and peer mentoring.
Who should I contact for more information?
Should you have any questions about this program, contact CTLfaculty@columbia.edu.
Enroll today in the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching self-paced online course in CourseWorks.
Save the Date
Join us for the In-Person Orientation on August 28, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
I can’t attend the orientation session. Can I participate online?
Enroll in the self-paced online New Faculty Orientation to Teaching course.
Can I schedule an individual consultation to discuss some of the topics covered?
Absolutely! CTL’s Faculty Programs and Services staff are available to meet with you to talk about any of the topics listed in the program description or featured in the online course.
Email CTLfaculty@columbia.edu to schedule a consultation.
Are any of the resources from the orientations going to be available online?
Find resources in the self-paced online New Faculty Orientation to Teaching course. Enroll here!
Here are links to some helpful resources. This should help get you started!
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.