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Essentials of Teaching 4: Assessment & Feedback (Online)

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the CTL for a workshop for graduate students focused on giving you tools to assess students accurately, efficiently, and encouragingly. In this workshop, you will learn approaches for assessing student learning and providing feedback that encourages students to focus more on their improvement and less on bottom line scores. We will introduce tools to help streamline and standardize assessment and feedback, while helping students better understand what is valuable in the topic and discipline. Breakout groups during this session will allow you to focus your discussion on written assignments or problem sets.

Prior to this session, participants are expected to have completed a 20-minute module on Canvas. To get started on the module, self-enroll in the Essentials Canvas site here: https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/enroll/CBT7BT.

***Registration will close the night before the live session.***

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between formative and summative assessments.
  • Develop the values and concepts that underlay meaningful, relevant, and accessible feedback.
  • Plan activities you can use with your students to measure students’ learning and get feedback on your teaching.

The Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshop series for graduate students is focused on giving you tools as a new or developing instructor to better facilitate student learning and improve your teaching practice. These workshops are best experienced sequentially.

This is the last of 4 sessions being held at the same time on the following dates:

  • Creating an Inclusive Course Climate, 9/16
  • Backward Design and Learning Objectives, 9/23
  • Active Learning, 9/30
  • Assessment and Feedback for Learning, 10/7

For more information and registration links for these additional sessions, see: https://ctl.columbia.edu/graduate-instructors/programs-for-graduate-students/workshops-for-graduate-students/essentials/.

Attending this workshop and posting reflections satisfies a Foundational Track requirement for participants in the Teaching Development Program (TDP). See bit.ly/ctl-tdp for details.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Contact ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu or 212.854.1692 for accommodations.

Note, if this is an online event, CTL staff may take screenshots. For concerns, contact ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu.

Event Contact Information:
Center for Teaching and Learning


October 7
10:00 am - 11:30 am