We hope you are well and looking forward to a good Thanksgiving break. Here at the CTL we are having several discussions about classroom dynamics in the wake of the recent election, and we invite you to join us for any or all of them:
Wednesday, November 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
212 Butler Library
In this lounge, graduate students will check in informally about immediate concerns and issues arising after the election, and be visited by international undergraduates to hear their perspectives about diversity and inclusion at Columbia. Pizza available, no registration necessary.
Community Conversation: Teaching after the Election
Friday, November 18 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
212 Butler Library | Register
Many members of our community (students and faculty alike) have deep concerns and questions about how to continue our shared commitments to diversity and inclusive learning in times that feel divisive. Share thoughts with graduate students, faculty, and CTL staff as we discuss ways to support each other, our students, and our campus community.
Slow Teaching, Deep Learning: Post-Election Session
The Slow Teaching, Deep Learning series explores the intersection of contemplative practices and teaching and learning. After our session on Deep Listening on Friday, December 2 (register here), stay tuned for a special additional session in mid-December. Join us as we check in on our own emotions as teachers amid difficult circumstances, and think about how we might bring contemplative practices to our students.
In addition, we invite you to bear in mind some timely resources:
Questions on academic policy and procedures:
Questions regarding students:
You can find other campus resources on the GSAS and CTL websites.
As always, we invite you to contact us directly with questions or suggestions.
- Your friends at the CTL