Offerings for Graduate Students
The CTL offers professional development programs and events that connect Columbia graduate students to effective teaching approaches, resources, and instructional technologies. The CTL runs a wide variety of offerings so that graduate students can choose the right amount of engagement in teaching development at any given stage in their academic programs.
Learning Communities and Lounges
CTLgrads Learning Communities are interdisciplinary and sequential conversations about teaching and learning topics, designed and co-facilitated by CTL Senior Lead Teaching Fellows. Teachers’ Lounges and Language Lounges are series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia.
Seminars and Institutes
Graduate students can apply for seminar programs to engage in a supportive community of practice through a series of connected modules, workshops, and discussion groups on teaching and learning topics. Graduate students interested in developing new teaching approaches, applications, and skills with hands-on guidance from CTL staff can apply to participate in multi-day immersive institutes.
Teaching Development Program
CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) is a comprehensive new service that will allow Columbia doctoral students to cultivate, document, and reflect on teaching development across the arc of their graduate school career. Graduate students can participate in the TDP program on either of two tracks: Foundational Track and Advanced Track.
The CTL is here for graduate students.
The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for graduate students in both their current and future teaching responsibilities.