CTI at a Glance
Winter/Spring 2021 Update
The data presented here are from September 1 – December 31, 2020
To support faculty teaching during a fall semester with both online and in-person teaching scenarios, the CTI created multiple avenues of virtual support. In addition to our regular support consultations and drop-in sessions, we continued our commitment to building an inclusive teaching environment at Cornell through our programming and learning communities.
Our online course, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, with its facilitated learning community approach, through course designers Dr. Mathew L. Ouelett, Melina Ivanchikova, & Ana Ruival, was selected as the winner of the POD Network 2020 Innovation Award (the POD Network is the disciplinary society devoted to improving teaching and learning in higher education). This fall, we ran Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom as both an online course for Cornell community and a MOOC on edx.org, available to educators worldwide.
The Cornell course was accompanied by learning communities for Faculty and Grad Students to deepen discussions and offer more opportunities to engage with other course participants around the material.
Communities of Practice
We started 2 additional learning communities: one on inclusive teaching, and one for new faculty. Both meet to discuss issues of interest to the participants and provide a space for faculty to come together and share experiences and ideas.
Faculty Support Consultations
- 445 faculty visited our live drop-in sessions via Zoom for instructional design, teaching, or technology support.
- CTI instructional designers resolved over 2,800 teaching support tickets
- Our instructional designers consulted with 56 instructors about 77 classes through our Mid-Semester Feedback Program
- The overall enrollment across these classes was 3,523 students
- 96% of the participants who responded to our survey reported being extremely satisfied with the program
- We made important updates to the Learning Technologies Resource Library
- We offered workshops on Poll Everywhere, Canvas, & Canvas Quizzes to support faculty in enhancing their remote student learning experience.
- Our two learning technology pilots FeedbackFruits (peer assessment) and Hypothes.is (social annotation) have been quite successful: