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Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at Low Memorial Library, the Office of the Provost welcomes the Columbia teaching and learning community to celebrate the innovative efforts of faculty and graduate students in transforming their courses and pedagogies.

Join your colleagues across the University to share effective practices, celebrate the accomplishments of your peers, strengthen collaborations, and inspire new ideas in a forum dedicated to enriching the student learning experience. Faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff are invited to submit a poster proposal to share their teaching and/or curricular innovations.


Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium

Monday, March 6, 2017
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Low Memorial Library


Program Description

At the 2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium, we will celebrate the work of the Provost’s Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery grant awardees and showcase recent efforts of exemplary graduate student teachers at Columbia. This year’s event will feature a keynote speaker, opening panel, breakout sessions, and a poster exhibition and reception from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Join us for light refreshments and conversation!

Should you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at

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Call for Posters

Faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff are invited to submit a poster proposal to share their teaching and/or curricular innovations. Communicate your contributions toward the improvement and enhancement of teaching and learning at Columbia. Examples might include collaborative learning activities, flipped/blended classrooms, new models of student assessment, and teaching with technology, and may include projects that have concluded or are in progress. The Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the costs of printing accepted posters.

Submit your poster abstract

Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017
5:00 PM

Accepted posters will be displayed throughout the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium on March 6, 2017. You will have the opportunity to present your poster during the poster reception from 6 – 7pm in Low Library and all presenters are requested to be in attendance at this session.

Poster Guidelines

We invite abstracts for posters that describe a recent classroom innovation addressing the following.

  • A brief title that clearly indicates the nature of your innovation.
  • Purpose – Why did you develop your teaching and/or curricular innovation? What teaching and learning challenge or opportunity was it designed to address?
  • Description – What was the innovation? How was it developed and implemented? In what context was the innovation used, and with what population of learners?
  • Evaluation and Outcomes – What was the impact on student learning or engagement? How was success measured?


Proposal Timeline

  • Monday, February 6, 5pm
    Deadline to submit 300-word abstract using the online application form.
  • Wednesday, February 8
    Poster selection notifications will be sent to all applicants.
  • February 9, 10 & 13
    Poster prep workshops. Attendance at a workshop or other poster consultation is strongly recommended.
  • Friday, February 17
    Deadline to submit optional poster draft for review and feedback prior to final submission. Email draft posters in PDF format to
  • Friday, February 24, 5pm
    Deadline to email final posters to the CTL. Email posters in PDF format to The CTL will fund and print all accepted posters.

Poster Format

Posters will be printed on 2ft x 3ft foam core and can be printed in landscape or portrait format. You may use any software to create the poster, but submissions must be in PDF format. As you create your poster please refer to this poster evaluation rubric to help you make content and design decisions. 


Please feel free to contact Michelle Hall ( with any questions you may have prior to your submission.

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