Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Faculty Institute for Diversity
Inclusive Teaching Institute participants

The Inclusive Teaching Institute is a two-day workshop offered every spring for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to explore strategies for engaging diversity and fostering inclusion in teaching and learning. As a participant, you will identify ways to increase accessibility and boost student engagement and belongingness; discuss inclusive course design; and create an action plan for future teaching.

What is the Inclusive Teaching Institute?

This interactive workshop invites you to collaborate with other graduate students and postdocs to share what you know, explore how and why social identities come into play in the learning environment, and experience active learning strategies that increase engagement and inclusion. A five-point organizing framework invites entry from all disciplinary perspectives: Consider your students, and yourself as an instructor, how you teach, what you teach, and the overall learning environment. Leave with a toolkit of strategies and a plan you can use for future teaching.

Who can attend?

The Inclusive Teaching Institute is designed for graduate students and postdocs at Cornell.

Application information 

Please check back soon for upcoming dates.

If you have any questions please contact Melina Ivanchikova at the Center for Teaching Innovation or Colleen McLinn at the Graduate School’s Future Faculty and Academic Careers office.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • use a framework to guide your planning for adopting inclusive teaching practices

  • explore social identities and lived experiences to increase awareness of how these come into play in teaching and learning
  • identify teaching strategies that foster engagement and a sense of belonging
  • practice dialogue skills for communicating across difference
  • explain why social identities are relevant in teaching and learning


This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation and the Graduate School’s Future Faculty and Academic Careers office.