About the CTL

“Faculty and graduate instructors at Columbia University are world renowned for their prowess in the classroom. With a focus on empowering learners through student-centered approaches, the Center for Teaching and Learning will partner with the Columbia teaching community to help shape the future of higher education on campus, and beyond.”

John H. Coatsworth

Provost, Columbia University


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) partners with faculty, students, and colleagues across the University to support excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. The CTL is committed to advancing the culture of teaching and learning for professional development, curricular enhancement, and academic support through its programs, services, and resources.

The CTL understands teaching as a critical practice, driven by inquiry, experimentation, reflection, and collaboration. We promote pedagogy that is inclusive, learner-centered, and research-based. We support the purposeful use of new media and emerging technologies in the classroom and online to foster the success of Columbia’s instructors and students.

Our Programs & Services

The CTL provides a range of free services including teaching consultations and observations, and educational technology training and support; programs and events, including workshops, orientations, and institutes, and the development of digital innovations in teaching and learning. Learn more about our programs and services for faculty and graduate student instructors.


Meet the Leadership Council and our staff of experienced learning designers, developers, media producers, and teaching consultants.

Contact Us

Reach us by phone or email to set up a consultation, or access the CTL Knowledge Base to request assistance.

Job Opportunities

We have several openings at the CTL. You will join a team that is passionate about technology, education, and innovation.

We’re making an impact.

The 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Center for Teaching and Learning summarizes the programs and services provided during the year to the Columbia University teaching community.