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The Preparing Doctoral Students for 21st-Century Teaching initiative is offered by the
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
GSAS Teaching Center
) in partnership with the
Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning
, and funded by the
The program entails a variety of training, evaluation, and mentorship activities, all focused on connecting fundamentals of university teaching with innovations made possible by new media technology. Graduate students who participate in the program normally have immediate or future teaching responsibilities at the university.
Innovative Teaching Summer Institute at Columbia
Institute participants define learning goals and assessment strategies, explore the application of educational technology to these goals, and develop innovative assignments to run in future classes. At the Institute's conclusion, the 50 Columbia doctoral students who had completed all Institute requirements receive certification.
The 2015 Summer Institute ran June 15-18, 2015, at Columbia University.
Read more about the Summer Institute
Peer Teaching observations
Columbia doctoral students who
at the Summer Institute are then eligible to apply for
Peer Teaching Consultant fellowships
(formerly Teagle Teaching Fellowships). This program entails responsibilities and stipends during the academic year. Teaching Consultant Fellows help each other evaluate each others' pedagogy; they work in pairs to plan, implement, and reflect on teaching observations.
A cohort of ten Columbia University graduate students participated in a series of peer teaching evaluation activities during the 2013-14 academic year, and twelve are doing so during the 2014-15 academic year.
Read more about these activities
browse teaching observation plans
developed by Columbia doctoral students working across disciplines.
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