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?

Graduate students and postdocs at Cornell.

When is the Inclusive Teaching Institute?

Each year during the spring semester.

Check back for future scheduling and application deadlines.

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 belongingness and engagement
  • practice dialogue skills for communicating across difference

Application Process & Deadline

The application process is closed; check back later for future dates. You must be available for both days.

Space in the institute is limited. Applicants will be chosen based on articulated statement of purpose.

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.


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