Diversity

Sustain inclusive learning environments where students feel a sense of belongingness and can thrive.

Diversity is one of five key synergistic and often interdependent domains–along with innovation, evidence-based teaching, technology, and assessment & evaluation–that guide the resources, services, and mission of the CTI.

Our classrooms reflect our increasingly diverse society. As Cornell promotes teaching and learning environments with verve, we benefit from an intentional process of exploration and application of strategies drawn from social and educational research, neuroscience, and our collective experiences. Our programs, through a process of interdisciplinary collegial reflection and discernment, serve to share diverse perspectives, knowledge, and teaching practices.


Diversity Programming

Our programming includes confidential individual- and committee- or department-level consultations, an online course for anyone teaching, institutes and workshops for faculty and graduate students and postdocs. 

Invite a facilitator to your department meeting, retreat, teaching community luncheon, or diversity committee to explore opportunities, discuss inclusive teaching from your disciplinary standpoint, launch a semester with new strategies, or to work as a community toward a shared goal focused on inclusion.

 

Diverse Classrooms at Cornell

Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom

The Center for Teaching Innovation is offering a new online course, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom. This course is open to the Cornell teaching community, in a cohort, college, department, or as an individual, with all disciplines and any level of diversity expertise welcome.
 

 

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Faculty Institute for Diversity

The Faculty Institute for Diversity (FID) is a two-day opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary peer-group to explore how to create and support an inclusive learning environment. By the end of this institute, you will have had the chance to transform a course through the lens of diversity and inclusion and will have created an action plan for next semester’s teaching.

 

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Inclusive Teaching Institute

The Graduate Inclusive Teaching Institute is a two-day retreat for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to explore diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning. Identify strategies to increase inclusion and accessibility, boost student engagement, foster belongingness, and design an action plan for future teaching. 

 

 

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Workshops

The “Let’s Get Real” workshop series aims to provide an introspective and respectful collegial space for faculty and lecturers to explore challenging topics related to intercultural and multicultural learning that might include implicit bias, shame and vulnerability, practicing empathy and supporting others, making intercultural mistakes, supporting intercultural learning, and more. Topics change each semester.