CTL for Faculty

Teaching at one of the great universities in the country can present many unique opportunities and challenges. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is here to support faculty in their work and professional development.

CTL programs and services are grounded in teaching and learning scholarship, allowing faculty to explore, experiment, and reflect on their teaching practice. Faculty are introduced to innovative pedagogies and novel approaches to instructional technologies for integration into the classroom. The CTL encourages a learner-centered view of teaching Columbia students, and models and promotes teaching practices that cultivate inclusive and equitable learning environments.

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Services for Faculty

Stay Connected

Faculty can contact CTLfaculty@columbia.edu for support or sign up for the CTL email list to receive timely updates on upcoming events and teaching tips, strategies, and resources.

Meet One-on-One


Faculty can request in-person consultations to get support for their teaching and learning needs throughout the year.

Teaching Observations

Faculty can request teaching observations to receive individualized feedback on their teaching.

Instructional Technology Support

Faculty can get advice, training, and support to experiment with a rich portfolio of online platforms and digital and media tools.

Learn Together

Programs for Faculty


Learn more about professional development program offerings for faculty.

Upcoming Events for Faculty

Upcoming Events

Visit the CTL Events Calendar to browse all upcoming workshops and events for faculty.

Funded Projects and Opportunities

Funded Projects

The Provost’s Hybrid Course Redesign and Delivery RFP and the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) RFP offer faculty small grants and in-kind support from the CTL.

Faculty Spotlights

Hear from Hybrid Learning RFP recipients and other Columbia faculty who are transforming their courses in our Faculty Spotlight series.

“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