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For the week of January 28, 2019
Provost Teaching and Learning Grants:
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Programs and Support for Provost Teaching and Learning Grant Applicants
RFP Support
Wondering about the kinds of projects that are eligible for Provost Office teaching and learning grants? Have a question about the different types of grants this year and which might be the best fit for your idea? The CTL offers several ways for faculty to learn more information and receive support for designing their proposal through information sessions, workshops, and office hours.
Learn more about the Provost Teaching and Learning Grants
Provost Teaching and Learning Grants: Request for Proposals (RFP) Town Hall 

Attend our Town Hall to learn more about the RFPs and the application process. After attending the RFP Town Hall, instructors should be more aware of the:

  • Types of Office of the Provost teaching and learning grants offered in 2019
  • Kinds of projects eligible for Office of the Provost grants
  • Application process
No registration required. Please note that the date and time have been updated to Monday, February 11, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

Morningside Campus
Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Location: Room 212, Butler Library
Course Design Essentials for Hybrid RFP Applicants

Faculty from all disciplines who are planning to apply for the Provost Office Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Grant are invited to attend this three-hour hybrid course design workshop on February 28, 2019. This session will offer faculty hands-on instruction and activities designed to help them prepare their course for a Hybrid Learning Grant proposal.

Morningside Campus
Date:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Room 212, Butler Library

Register
Assessment Tune-Up for RFP Applicants

Faculty from all disciplines who are interested in applying for the Provost Office Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Grant or Start Small! MiniGrant are invited to attend this hands-on session to build or refine the evaluation and assessment portion of their proposals. This session is strongly encouraged for faculty applying for Provost’s Office Grants for the first time or re-submitting proposals not funded in previous years. Participants will explore strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of their projects, including the assessment of student learning. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their plans.


Morningside Campus
Date:
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 12:15 PM–2:00 PM
Location: Room 212, Butler Library

Register

Provost Teaching and Learning Grants: Request for Proposals (RFP) Office Hours (For Faculty)

Are you looking for information on the Office of the Provost teaching and learning grants? CTL consultants will be on hand to help you select the appropriate grant, to answer your questions about the application process, and/or to provide feedback on your proposal. Prospective applicants are encouraged to bring their syllabus or proposal draft. No registration required.

Morningside Campus
Dates: 
Friday, April 5, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019


Time: 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Location: Room 204, Butler Library

Upcoming Events
Inclusive Teaching: Small Changes to Maximize Equity in the Classroom

Looking to create more equitable and inclusive classroom spaces that empower students to actively engage in their learning, but unsure where to begin? Start small by learning inclusive teaching strategies you can implement immediately, such as fostering productive student-student interactions, setting discussion guidelines, and collecting feedback on course climate. Introductory level session; no prior knowledge required. 

Morningside Campus
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM
Location: Room 203, Butler Library
Register
CUIMC
Date:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM

Location: Armory Track and Field Center, Hospitality Room, 4th Fl
Register
The Teaching Hour: For Faculty of Color

The Teaching Hour series aims to foster a teaching community among Columbia’s underrepresented and diverse faculty population. Each of the sessions will focus on questions and concerns participants bring to the forum and will be facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning. These conversations will cultivate a community of peer mentorship by providing space for faculty instructors to share their successes and concerns related to teaching at Columbia. This session is for faculty of color.

Morningside Campus
Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Location: Room 203, Butler Library
Register
Invited Speaker:

Dr. Frank Tuitt
Provost of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Denver

Centering Race in the Classroom:
Engaging Faculty in Inclusive Excellence
Equal access to learning requires that faculty examine how classroom behaviors reinforce differential educational outcomes among students. In this session, Dr. Frank Tuitt, Provost of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Denver, will explore the influence of classroom teaching on the educational outcomes of racially minoritized students, present research findings on faculty experiences with centering race, and engage participants in teaching strategies that promote racially inclusive learning environments.

Morningside Campus
Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
Location: Room 203, Butler Library
Register
Grading, Rubrics, and Feedback for Equity and Inclusion

Equitable and inclusive grading relies on taking students’ diverse backgrounds and needs into considerations, but instructors may not know how to incorporate these factors into their teaching practice. In this workshop, participants will explore the connection between inclusive grading and student learning, discuss challenges related to inclusive grading practices, and learn practical strategies they can use to help assess students and give feedback in equitable, transparent, and efficient ways.

Morningside Campus
Date:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM
Location: Room 203, Butler Library
Register

Teachers' Lounge: Bridging the Expert/Novice Divide

This is the third of four sessions in a yearlong conversation on Metacognition: Cultivating Expert Learners to Maximize Equity in the Classroom. We encourage you to attend any or all sessions! This session will begin with a discussion of the divide between instructors and students as expert and novice learners, respectively. What assumptions do instructors often make about students’ learning processes? What are instructors’ blind spots when teaching novice learners? We will also discuss how to help students recognize their own cognitive blind spots as well as how to support them as they overcome barriers to new knowledge acquisition.

Morningside Campus
Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 12:10 PM–1:25 PM
Location: Room 212, Butler Library

Register
Promoting Deep Learning through Metacognitive Activities

Do you want your students to learn deeply in your classroom? Incorporating active learning strategies can help! Providing students the time and opportunity to develop metacognitive skills, such as reflecting on the learning process, helps them internalize the course content and skills and make their learning meaningful to themselves. In this workshop, participants will learn about activities that promote the development of their students’ metacognitive skills and consider how the learning activities and experiences in their courses can be enhanced with simple reflective strategies.

Morningside Campus
Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM
Location: Room 212, Butler Library

Register
CUIMC
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM
Location: Armory Track and Field Center, Hospitality Room, 4th Fl
Register
Discussion-into-Practice: Student Learning and Metacognition Faculty Reading Group (CUIMC)

What does the research tell us about how we learn, and what does this mean for our teaching practices? Each week faculty participants will dive into the literature and explore metacognition, the practice of examining how we learn, by discussing an article or book chapter. Together participants will consider how the research could inform their practices, reflect on their teaching, and share strategies. We will meet for three Wednesdays in February and March (February 27, March 13 & 27). It’s not necessary to attend every meeting. Lunch will be served.

CUIMC
Date:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 12:15 PM–1:45 PM
Location: 
Armory Track and Field Center, Hospitality Room, 4th Fl

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Course Management: Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of a course management system that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses. During the workshop, instructors learn how to migrate their content from CourseWorks (Sakai), navigate Canvas, manage syllabus and course materials, use quizzing tools, and utilize communication features in the system.

Dates: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (Morningside)
Thursday, March 7, 2019 (Morningside)
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (Morningside)
Monday, April 29, 2019 (Morningside)


Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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