The Center for Engaged Pedagogy is very honored to receive the inaugural Linda A. Bell Award for Collaborative Creativity and Excellence in Teaching, "given annually to the group whose teaching efforts most embody Provost Bell’s willingness to listen, experiment, and collaborate with others as well as her commitment to achieving academic excellence and innovation." Read more about our work and the Award here:

Joscelyn Jurich, Graduate Assistant at the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, spoke with a variety of Barnard first year professors about how the shift to online classes has impacted their students’ sense of community. How do we maintain close academic and personal relationships while working in an online space? Without access to embodiment, what alternate methods of teaching and learning solicit intellectual vulnerability in the digital classroom? Read on to learn more about how Barnard First Year Writing & First Year Speaking courses have adapted to these numerous changes, and managed to cultivate open, responsive, and inspiring class discussions.

We're recognizing Professor Lozano for her innovative and collaborative 'Radio Immigrante' project! We've also named three runner-ups - Meredith Benjamin, Wendy Schor-Haim, and Cecelia Lie-Spahn - for their work with the Zine library.

Sian Beilock, president of Barnard College and a psychologist who studies the science of why people choke under pressure, said burnout is “something we all experienced from time to time, and really, it's the lack of motivation and feeling of struggle around whatever you need to do.”

Beilock said that institutions asking their faculty members to do more must do more to support them. Barnard revised its curriculum this semester to better address issues related to COVID-19 and social justice and moved from a semester format to approximately eight-week units, which it believes are more conducive to online learning. All of that has required the faculty to innovate, and the institution’s teaching and learning, technology, and Center for Engaged Pedagogy staff members have been working hard to support them.

Jennifer Rosales is the Executive Director of the Barnard Center for Engaged Pedagogy, which, along with the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning, explores and helps to implement the vast array of possibilities for effective instruction. Senior Editor of The Blue and White Magazine Brooke McCormick spoke to Jennifer to get a sense of what another semester of remote learning will look like at Barnard and Columbia, and the challenges and opportunities this format poses. 


From 13-17 July 2020, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy hosted a virtual, intensive Summer Pedagogy Symposium, an opportunity for Barnard faculty and staff to participate in pedagogical exploration, collaboration, and innovation, with a focus on adapting to different possible teaching scenarios for the upcoming fall semester. The Symposium covered topics such as maintaining student engagement in online courses, addressing racism in the classroom, creating inclusive and accessible learning experiences, utilizing digital tools and more.  If you would like to access the recordings from the Symposium, please email 

The Center for Engaged Pedagogy, with support from IMATS and the Computational Science Center, hosted a four-day (June 15-18th) synchronous virtual intensive Curricular Design Institute for faculty to create Fall 2020 courses that critically engage with digital technologies and approaches.  If you would like to access the recordings from the Institute, please email us


On March 18th, I moved out of my dorm, Sulzberger 508, and it was the last time I went outside. Leaving Barnard, I not only left behind my freshmen year but my freedom as well.

By Aaisha Sajjad

The Digital Humanities Center, Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and IMATS hosted a three-day, virtual intensive for faculty to design assignments that critically engaged with digital technologies.

Take part in the critical journaling series from the CEP and if you would like, you can share your journal entries with the CEP.

The CEP has created a new series highlighting faculty, student and staff experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic