Current Graduate Programming

Fall 2021 Opportunities for Graduate Students, TAs, and Postdocs

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University-wide GET SET teaching conference

Saturday October 16, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. via Zoom

The University-wide (U-wide) teaching conference is an opportunity for Cornell graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and teaching assistants to learn how to make teaching more fun and engaging. The conference provides an online opportunity for networking and interdisciplinary discussions on teaching with faculty and colleagues from across campus.


GET SET workshops

The Fall 2021 GET SET Workshops will be held online, and will be grouped thematically into institutes. Take each workshop individually, or as a series. Participants who complete an entire institute (all 4 workshops) may request a letter of completion for their teaching portfolio.

Essentials of Teaching Institute

Explore key considerations for getting started as a teaching assistant. In this institute, we will discuss inclusive teaching strategies, ways to support all student learning, and effective grading techniques. Check back soon for registration information for the workshops in the Essentials of Teaching Institute.

All workshops for this institute will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  1. The TA role in cultivating an inclusive classroom
    Tuesday September 14, 2021

  2. Supporting student learning
    Tuesday September 21, 2021
  3. Effective grading and feedback
    Tuesday September 28, 2021
  4. Peer review session
    Tuesday October 5, 2021

Course Design Institute

Learn how to develop measurable learning outcomes, design activities that encourage active engagement, and assess effective learning in your classroom. Check back soon for registration information for the workshops in the Course Design Institute.

All workshops for this institute will take place from 12:00 – 1:15 pm

  1. Developing learning outcomes
    Wednesday October 20, 2021

  2. Developing a syllabus
    Wednesday October 27, 2021
  3. Designing learning activities
    Wednesday November 3, 2021
  4. Peer review session
    Wednesday November 10, 2021

Teaching resources

Teaching Portfolio Program

A portfolio encourages you to document and reflect on your teaching at Cornell. Register at any time to be part of CTI’s Teaching Portfolio Program and gain access to resources, consultations, and support for your teaching.

Teaching Assistant Online Orientation

The TA Online Orientation, designed to prepare new graduate teaching assistants for success in their first few weeks of teaching, is a series of self-paced, asynchronous modules that introduce teaching essentials and resources available to support them while at Cornell

Teaching at Cornell Guide

The purpose of the Teaching at Cornell guide is to introduce key aspects of teaching and learning at Cornell University through the lens of the five elements the CTI believes to be critical to instructor success. It is intended to begin, not complete, a dialogue on excellence in teaching and learning.