Teaching Support

Faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff can request support for course design, curriculum planning, assignment development, learning activities, teaching approaches, and a range of other topics related to teaching and learning in today’s academic environment.

Consultations: Faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff can request in-person consultations to get support for their teaching and learning needs throughout the year.

Teaching Observations: Faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff can request teaching observations to receive individualized feedback on their teaching. Through a structured process, consultants observe instructors in the classroom and provide suggestions to improve their teaching. The CTL can also work with schools, programs, and departments seeking to refine their peer-teaching observation practice.

Customized Workshops: Administrators and academic leaders can request to work with the CTL to develop custom workshops and sessions where faculty and staff can explore, articulate, and develop strategies to address the specific teaching needs of their department or school. Email ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu to inquire about a workshop for your department.

 

Assessment and Evaluation Support

Faculty can request support for identifying appropriate student learning outcomes, designing course-based assessment tools, aligning learning objectives with course-based assessment tools, interpreting course-based assessments, planning and designing curricular initiatives, and a range of other topics related to assessment and evaluation.

Consultations: Faculty can request consultations with the CTL to assess the impact of curricular innovations in their classrooms or design evaluation strategies for grants that support teaching and learning and/or professional development.

Curricular Planning and Evaluations: The CTL offers evaluation support for faculty who are seeking to assess the impact of curricular innovations. The CTL also consults with curriculum committees for planning and designing larger curricular initiatives. Email ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu to request support.