The Teaching Hour series aims to foster a teaching community among Columbia’s underrepresented and diverse faculty population. Each of the sessions will focus on questions and concerns participants bring to the forum and will be facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning. These conversations will cultivate a community of peer mentorship by providing space for faculty instructors to share their successes and concerns related to teaching at Columbia. As we explore issues of diversity from the perspective of instructors’ positionalities, Columbia’s student populations, as well as course content, we will collectively generate strategies to improve teaching practices and meet students’ needs. Participants will be asked to read a short article ahead of each session as a way to anchor our discussions.
Create a personal and professional network for underrepresented and diverse faculty teaching at Columbia.
Share common concerns as well as successes related to teaching at Columbia.
Collectively generate strategies for effective teaching at Columbia tied to intersectional and underrepresented identities in the classroom.
Advance and sustain inclusive classroom climates and an inclusive campus culture.
Sessions will be held from 3:00 – 4:30 PM on the dates listed in Butler 203.