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January 2022

End of change of program period. Spring courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges. Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for February degree conferral.

January 28

End of change of program period. Spring courses officially dropped by this date do not incur tuition charges. Last day for the department to submit the MPhil application for February degree conferral.

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MPhil Deadlines : February 2022 Conferral Submission deadline: 4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 28, 2022

January 28

MPhil Deadlines:February 2022 Conferral Submission deadline: 4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 28, 2022

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Showcasing Your Teaching Development – TDP Advanced Track (grads)

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 2018, the Center for Teaching and Learning launched the Teaching Development Program (TDP), to offer doctoral students a means to document and articulate their teaching development at Columbia. For more information or to register, see bit.ly/ctl-tdp. Students currently on the Advanced Track of the TDP or who are looking to switch to the Advanced Track this semester are invited to join us for this event. In particular, we welcome to this session: Participants who recently switched to the TDP's Advanced Track who are interested in discussing tips…

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Office Hours (for Graduate Students)

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We invite any Columbia graduate student with questions about any aspects of teaching or teaching preparation to drop by office hours, no appointment necessary. We also welcome questions about CTL fellowships, programs, services, job market preparation, and making progress in the Teaching Development Program (bit.ly/ctl-tdp). Drop in and visit us anytime today from 2 - 4 pm ET at https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/my/ctlgrads. If you can't make live office hours but want support, schedule an individual consultation at http://bit.ly/ctl-gradconsult or email us at CTLgrads@columbia.edu.…

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February 2022

Essentials of Teaching 2: Designing Learning Objectives (Online)

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about and engage with backward design: a scalable, end-in-mind approach to instruction that will help you effectively plan an activity, a class session, or an entire course. In this workshop for graduate students, we will discuss how to use previously-determined and described learning objectives as part of the backward design approach to drive assignments, feedback, and in-class activities for students. Learning objectives for this session are listed here. Prior to this session, participants are expected to have completed a 20-minute module…

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Registration Deadline for Spring Prospectus Club

February 3

Starting work on your prospectus? The GSAS Writing Studio can help: The Prospectus Club offers early-stage dissertation support for students in the Humanities or Social Sciences who are starting to work on their prospectus/proposal and who could benefit from an interdisciplinary group of peers. What to expect: by the end of 8 sessions, writers will have a working draft of their prospectus. Writers should expect a high level of participation and engagement and will be expected to share their ideas and…

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Teachers’ Lounge | Intercultural Pedagogy and the Pandemic

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

What are key elements of intercultural pedagogy, and in what ways have they been challenged by the disruptions of COVID-19? Join us to review established models of “intercultural competence” in the classroom, and to consider their ongoing pertinence to engaging students across cultural differences in the current moment. Teachers’ Lounges are a series of informal discussions for graduate students about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia. This session is the first of a series organized by the theme Intercultural…

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Experiments in Skin: “Resting” History, Intimate Labor, and the Chemical Afterlife of Vietnam

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thuy Linh Tu, New York University Environmental historians have characterized the Vietnam War as a “chemical war,” fought with chemically-saturated explosives and incendiaries, tear gas and firebombs, herbicides and insecticides. Despite decades of scientific research, legal challenges, and political organizing, the consequences of this broad chemical exposure remain shrouded in a politics of uncertainty. This talk offers an account of how Vietnam's chemical war was recorded on the body’s surface, and how Vietnamese women living with fears of on-going contamination come to labor with war's toxic “afterlife." Drawn…

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February 2022 Conferral Dissertation Deposit Deadline

February 4

4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 4, 2022: Last day to deposit a dissertation for the February conferral. It is the doctoral candidate's responsibility to ensure that the dissertation is correctly formatted before the deposit deadline. For your convenience and use while you write your dissertation—or toward the end, when you are preparing it for deposit—we suggest using this Word template or this LaTeX template, which incorporate and comply with all GSAS formatting requirements, and can be used to eliminate common formatting errors that may delay your dissertation deposit.…

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Pandemic, Economy, and Community: Asian New Yorkers in Focus

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

  How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the economy and community in New York City, particularly for Asian New Yorkers? Focusing on this theme, this event will be a dialogue between Nicole Hong, who currently covers New York City’s economy and previously covered criminal justice issues for the New York Times, and Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at Columbia University. They will discuss: 1) How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the economy and community in New…

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