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This Month at the CTL
This Month at the CTL is a monthly newsletter from the Center for Teaching and Learning featuring innovative faculty and instructors at Columbia, teaching tips and strategies, and other programs, resources and support for the University's teaching community. Email our staff at ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu with questions, feedback, ideas, or inquiries.
 
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Note from the Executive Director
 

Dear colleagues,

Greetings as we spring into a new semester and a new year!

I am excited to welcome you all to Low Library for our annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium on Tuesday, March 12, to celebrate the ways that faculty and graduate students are transforming their courses and pedagogies. This year’s event, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, will feature keynote speaker Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Physics and Education at Stanford University. Wieman’s keynote presentation will focus on taking a scientific approach to teaching. The keynote will be followed by an interactive showcase in the Rotunda featuring presentations by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. At the end of the day, participants are welcome to a reception in Faculty Room.

Be sure to check out the Spring 2019 workshops, institutes, and intensives for Faculty and Graduate Students. And if you have any new colleagues, please share with them our new, self-paced online orientation to teaching at Columbia. We hope you all will visit us soon.

Happy New Year and enjoy your semester!

Best wishes,
Catherine Ross

Events and Announcements
Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium with
Keynote Speaker Carl Wieman
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The Office of the Provost welcomes the Columbia community to Low Library for the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, to celebrate the ways that faculty and graduate students are transforming their courses and pedagogies. This year’s keynote speaker is Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Physics and Education at Stanford University. Due to space restrictions, we ask everyone planning to attend the keynote address to register.

Following the keynote, Columbia faculty and students will be presenting a showcase of recent pedagogical innovations, many of them supported by CTL and the Provost's Teaching and Learning Grants. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: Keynote address: 1:00 - 2:45 PM. Showcase: 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Reception: 4:30 - 5:30 PM.
Location: Low Library 
Learn more and register
Provost's Teaching and Learning Grants: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Programs and Support for Faculty Applicants
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Wondering about the kinds of projects that are eligible for the Provost's 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's Teaching and Learning Grants
Teaching Development Program for Graduate Students
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CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) allows doctoral students to cultivate, document, and reflect on teaching development across their graduate school career. Graduate students can participate in the TDP program on one of two tracks: Foundational or Advanced.

Completion of a TDP track earns a letter outlining track competencies and certifying completion from CTL. Completion will also be noted on Columbia transcripts for doctoral students in Arts and Sciences departments. 

The TDP is currently open and accepting registration from current Columbia University doctoral students.
Learn more about the TDP

Offerings for Faculty


Consultations
Request an in-person consultation to get support for your teaching and learning needs throughout the year. Email CTLfaculty@columbia.edu to set up an appointment with a trained teaching consultant.

Teaching Observations
Faculty, staff, and postdocs can request confidential teaching observations to receive individualized feedback on their teaching. 

Workshops 
CTL workshops offer opportunities for Columbia faculty to explore teaching tools and approaches with the support of CTL staff and colleagues. Workshops are held at Butler Library and CUIMC locations. Visit the CTL website to register for upcoming workshops and events in February, including:

Offerings for Graduate Students


Consultations
Request an in-person teaching consultation to receive individualized advice on your teaching, integrating your teaching and research, or developing teaching materials for the job market. You can request a consultation via an online form

Microteaching
Microteaching sessions can help you rehearse teaching practices and get direct feedback and support, whether or not you are currently teaching. You can register for a scheduled session or request one via an online form.

Teaching Observations
Graduate students can request confidential teaching observations to receive individualized feedback on their teaching. 

Workshops 
CTL workshops offer opportunities for Columbia graduate students to explore teaching tools and approaches with the support of CTL staff and colleagues. Workshops are held in Butler Library unless otherwise indicated. Visit the CTL website to register for upcoming workshops and events, including:
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