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Teacher as Professional

   Effective Cover Letters
with Soo La Kim, CTE

Cover letters for academic positions are typically longer and more detailed than those for non-academic jobs. How should you talk about your qualifications in such a letter so that you stand out from the crowd in all the right ways? Learn the conventions and expectations and discuss real examples of successful cover letters.

   CV Savvy
with Soo La Kim, CTE

How is a CV different from a resume or artist's bio? What's the purpose of a CV and how should it be formatted? Get answers to these and other pressing question and learn how to design a document that shows how truly awesome you are. Please bring at least 2 copies of your CV, resume, or bio to share.

Can’t make the workshop? Please see our Online Teaching Resources.

   What's Your Teaching Philosophy?
with Soo La Kim, CTE

Many academic job postings ask for a statement of teaching philosophy. What is it and why do they want it? Come find out and get started on drafting your own statement. Even if you're not looking for another job and no one ever asks you for your teaching philosophy, it's good to have one handy (because it gives you secret powers).

Can’t make the workshop? Please see our Online Teaching Resources.

    The Fulbright Difference
with Norma Green, Journalism, Fulbright Program Representative

Interested in teaching or researching abroad? Want to meet international scholars and practitioners in your field? Columbia's full- and part-time faculty, as well as staff, have been recipients of eight Fulbright awards since 2000 alone. Come hear from recent Columbia Fulbrighters who have traveled to Africa, Europe, and South America and find out how you can apply for opportunities through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

 Norma Green is also available for departmental presentations and individual faculty consultations. To learn more about Fulbright programs including eligibility information, tips for applying and complimentary subscriptions to The Global Citizen e-newsletter, please visit http://www.cies.org.

   Peer Observations
 with Soo La Kim, CTE, and Jonn Salovaara, English 

Exchanging class visits with a colleague is an invaluable way to reflect on and share ideas about teaching. This faculty development program will focus on making peer observations productive and non-threatening occasions for pedagogical conversations, and will provide resources and strategies for making the most of a classroom visit. You will be part of a three-person group, visiting two other instructurs, as those instructors also visit your classes.
Session 1: Setting Goals
Session 2: Discussing the First Round of Visits
Session 3: Discussing the Second Round of Visits & Wrap-up

You must commit to the three full-group meetings and two sets of full-class visits to your colleagues. The peer observation feedback you receive will belong to you alone, to use at your discretion.

   Tenure Workshops
with Ames Hawkins, All-College Tenure Committee
Co-sponsored with CCFO, these informational workshops for tenure-track faculty will address questions about the tenure process, the new tenure guidelines, research opportunities, and much more.

   Faculty Development Grant Workshops 
with The Columbia College Faculty Organization 

Co-sponsored with CCFO, this informational workshop for full-time faculty will answer questions about applying for faculty development grants and writing a strong proposal.

Not all programs are offered each semester. Please see out current schedule for programming, times and locations.