January 2022: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

Updates for Faculty Development include:

  • We held our Spring 2022 Faculty Welcome Event on Jan 13 for both new and returning faculty. Over 180 faculty and staff were in attendance. At the event faculty were provided with key updates from school leadership, and a keynote address was given by Todd Zakrajsek, an internationally recognized pedagogical expert. Todd’s keynote covered key foundational principles of learning as well as practical methods for leveraging these principles into instructional practices.
  • We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the Pedagogical Lab, a semester-long learning opportunity that will help faculty acquire and hone their teaching proficiency. Faculty who are interested in participating in the pilot should contact Zach Kornhauser (zk2124@columbia.edu).
  • We held a workshop for new HyFlex instructors on the logistics and pedagogical best practices for teaching in the HyFlex modality. Faculty who are interested in learning more about teaching in the HyFlex mode can register for a pedagogical consultation here.