Current Graduate Programming

Spring 2022 opportunities for graduate students, TAs, and postdocs

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Inclusive teaching instituteUniversity-wide teaching conferenceGET SET workshops
Award opportunityTeaching resources

Inclusive teaching institute for graduate students and postdocs

Friday February 11, 2022, 1:00 - 500 p.m., and
Saturday February 12, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (both days via Zoom)

The Inclusive Teaching Institute is a two-day online retreat for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to explore diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning. As a participant, you will identify strategies to increase inclusion and accessibility, boost student engagement, foster belongingness, and design an action plan for future teaching (co-sponsored by the Graduate School’s Future Faculty and Academic Careers office).

University-wide teaching conference

Saturday March 5, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 Spring 2022 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.

Active learning institute

How might you engage students and encourage them to participate in their own learning more directly? How do active strategies help students learn? What strategies would you implement in your classes? This institute explores active learning strategies and examines ways they help students learn more effectively based on current educational and cognitive research.

All workshops for this institute will take place from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

  1. Getting started with active learning
    Thursday February 3, 2022

  2. Designing active learning activities
    Thursday February 10, 2022
  3. Implementing active learning
    Thursday February 17, 2022
  4. Peer review session
    Thursday February 24, 2022

Teaching portfolio institute

The Teaching portfolio institute allows graduate students to document, synthesize, and reflect on their development as educators.The workshops in this institute focus on creating and sustaining inclusive environments for learning, communicating a sense of instructor presence in the classroom, and preparing you to teach effectively in the Cornell context. These workshops are an opportunity to draft a teaching philosophy statement and examine the key components of a professional teaching portfolio.

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

  1. Writing a teaching statement
    Monday March 14, 2022

  2. Writing a diversity statement
    Monday March 21, 2022
  3. Developing a teaching portfolio
    Monday March 28, 2022
  4. Peer review session
    Monday April 11, 2022

Award opportunity

Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award honors two outstanding teaching assistants (TAs), one domestic and one international, who have clearly demonstrated dedication and excellence in their teaching responsibilities. Apply by February 20, 2022.

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.