Programs for Graduate Students

The CTL offers professional development programs and events that connect Columbia graduate students to effective teaching approaches, resources, and instructional technologies. The CTL runs a wide variety of offerings so that graduate students can choose the right amount of engagement in teaching development at any given stage in their academic programs.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Visit the CTL Events Calendar to browse all upcoming events for graduate students.

Teaching Development Program

CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) is a comprehensive new service that will allow Columbia doctoral students to cultivate, document, and reflect on teaching development across the arc of their graduate school career. Graduate students can participate in the TDP program on either of two tracks: Foundational Track and Advanced Track.

Fellowships and Opportunities

Graduate students can apply for paid fellowship and non-fellowship opportunities at the CTL that provide them with professional development experience.

Learning Communities and Lounges

CTLgrads Learning Communities are interdisciplinary three-part series on teaching and learning topics, designed and co-facilitated by CTL Senior Lead Teaching Fellows. Teachers’ Lounges and Language Lounges are series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia.

Seminars and Institutes

Graduate students can apply for seminar programs to engage in a supportive community of practice through a series of connected modules, workshops, and discussion groups on teaching and learning topics. Graduate students interested in developing new teaching approaches, applications, and skills with hands-on guidance from CTL staff can apply to participate in multi-day immersive institutes.

CIRTL at Columbia

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) provides resources, trainings, and networking opportunities for graduate students from the start of graduate school through to the job market. Graduate students teaching in STEM are invited to participate in local on-campus offerings and national online cross-network opportunities to develop their teaching.