Teaching Orientation for Faculty
At the start of each semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with an orientation that offers practical, evidence-based strategies faculty can implement on the first day of class, and introduces new faculty to the Columbia teaching culture. You might be brand new to teaching or you might be more “seasoned,” but either way we’ll get you off to a great start.
Who is the Teaching Orientation open to?
This orientation is open to all faculty. It is especially useful for new or junior faculty.
What happens at Teaching Orientation?
At the start of the fall semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with an orientation that offers practical, evidence-based strategies faculty can implement on the first day of class and introduces new faculty to the Columbia teaching culture. During the opening panel, participants will have an opportunity to hear from senior colleagues about what they wish they had known on the first day. They will also have a chance to talk to the learners themselves as Columbia students share their most memorable and engaging experiences. CTL facilitators will lead sessions on high-impact strategies for the first week of class and beyond. Lunch will be provided. At the end of the day, participants are invited to gather with their colleagues for wine, cheese, and peer mentoring.
Who should I contact for more information?
Should you have any questions about this program, contact CTLfaculty@columbia.edu.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University
Faculty are invited to register for Teaching Orientation for New Faculty via the link below.
Frequently Asked Questions
I can’t attend the orientation sessions. Can I schedule an individual consultation to discuss some of the topics covered?
Absolutely! CTL’s Faculty Programs and Services staff are available to meet with you to talk about any of the topics listed in the program description above.
Email CTLfaculty@columbia.edu to schedule a consultation.
Are any of the resources from the orientations going to be available online?
Here are links to some helpful resources. This should help get you started!