Consultations

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

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Consultations for Faculty

The CTL offers a wide variety of one-on-one support for faculty on a first-come, first-served basis. For information on our Teaching Observation service, please click here.

General Teaching Consultations

Are you looking for feedback on teaching materials, course design, or educational grants? General teaching consultations offer faculty support with a CTL consultant who will review your materials and offer personalized, individualized feedback based on your goals. CTL consultants can offer support on a number of teaching-related topics, including:

  • Course and curriculum design (e.g., syllabi review, active learning strategies, assignment design)
  • Inclusive teaching strategies (e.g., establishing positive course climate, accessibility, setting clear course policies and expectations)
  • Professional documents (i.e., teaching statements, diversity statements)
  • Educational grants (e.g., Provost’s Office teaching and learning grants, NSF CAREER grants)
  • Assessment and evaluation (e.g., development of rubrics, implementing strategies to assess student learning, assessing curricular innovations)

Please email us at CTLfaculty@columbia.edu to set up a time to meet with one of our consultants! We are available in-person, by phone, or via Zoom.

Instructional Technologies and Digital Pedagogies Consultations

Do you need assistance setting up your course in Canvas (CourseWorks), designing hybrid elements of a course, or creating an online course? Did you build a course in Canvas (CourseWorks) and you want expert feedback? Are you thinking about integrating a new form of technology in your classroom? Browse our directory of learning designers (organized by discipline) to contact your learning designer and set up an appointment.

In addition to individual appointments in our Butler Library offices, faculty can receive immediate support on instructional technologies during walk-in consultation hours.

Consultations for Graduate Students

The CTL meets with graduate students seeking consultation at all points in their graduate teaching career. This includes consultations on teaching statements, professional development, preparing for the job market, and general teaching-related support on a first-come, first-served basis.

We can best accommodate your request if we are given at least one week notice. Fill out this form to request a consultationYour request will be processed within 48 hours. You can expect a follow up email from your assigned consultant to schedule the consultation. Prior to the meeting, please submit your materials for review at least 24 hours in advance, if applicable.

Due to increasing demand for individual consultations, priority will be given to graduate students attending CTL programming related to the area of their inquiry and who are first-time users of our services. We will also limit graduate students to no more than 2 consultations per topic in a given semester.

In addition to individual appointments in our Butler Library offices, graduate student instructors can receive immediate support during walk-in consultation hours.