GET SET Program

Explore topics and imagine how to apply them in the context of your teaching. The major components of the GET SET Program are courses for credit, the GET SET workshop series, the workshop certificate program, institutes, and the University-Wide Teaching Conference.

Get a snapshot of the Fall 2019 programming here.

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Teaching Courses

The CTI offers several courses for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in significantly accelerating their preparation to teach effectively in a higher education setting. Participants spend significant time gaining a deep understanding on a range of teaching and learning theories, practices, and applications. These courses include Teaching in Higher Education, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, Improvisation and Teaching, and the International Teaching Assistant Program course. 

GET SET Workshop Series

Explore specific topics and consider how to apply them in the context of teaching in your discipline. Offered weekly throughout the semester, GET SET workshops offer briefer opportunities to develop your teaching skills, gain theoretical grounding and practical strategies, and to connect with fellow teaching graduate students and postdocs.

GET SET Workshop Certificate Program

Earn a GET SET workshop certificate of participation by attending three or more GET SET workshops for a certificate category within a two-year period. Earning a certificate allows participants to document their participation in the series and demonstrate their commitment to teaching excellence and professional development. Get more information about the workshop certificate of participation.


Institutes for graduate students and postdocs offer the opportunity for a sustained 1-2-day exploration of key topics in teaching to formulate action plans and drafts of key teaching materials. Offered yearly, enroll in our Active Learning, Inclusive Teaching, and Teaching Portfolio Institutes.

University-Wide GET SET Teaching Conference

Offered each fall, the University-Wide GET SET 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 opportunity for networking and interdisciplinary discussions on teaching with faculty and colleagues from across campus.