Faculty & Instructors

The CTI offers a range of opportunities to join colleagues in and across disciplines to discuss teaching and learning. Guided by research, explore ideas and techniques you can apply immediately in any learning environment.

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Active Learning Initiative

ALI supports departments in redesigning their courses to implement research-based active learning strategies and create sustainable improvements to undergraduate education at Cornell.

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Any Person, Many Stories

Any Person, Many Stories: Histories of Exclusion and Inclusion at Cornell is a digital exhibition (to open in Spring 2023) featuring histories researched and written by Cornell students, faculty, and staff.

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We offer individuals, teaching teams, and departments formative, confidential consultations on teaching and learning. 

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Curriculum Mapping for Diversity & Inclusion

This consultative service guides academic programs through the curriculum mapping process, with a specific focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes.

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Innovation Awards

Explore new tools and technologies, approaches, and teaching strategies to enhance learning experiences at Cornell.

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Join collegial communities for immersive experiences to transform a course.

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Mid-Semester Feedback Program

This confidential program assists faculty members in obtaining student feedback about the course when there is still time to adapt and improve.

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New Faculty Programs & Resources

This series of programs is designed to accelerate new faculty teaching success in their first years at Cornell.

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Workshops and Other Opportunities

Explore topics and imagine how to apply them in the context of your teaching.

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Thank a Professor

Students, send a message to express your gratitude for a professor who made your learning experience memorable.

Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center offers graduate students and postdoctoral fellows a variety of ways to explore and integrate evidence-driven learning methods into teaching practices. Our programs prepare you for roles with Cornell undergraduates (e.g., section leader, lab instructor, grader, etc.) as well as future faculty positions.

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GET SET Institutes & Conference

The GET SET Institutes invite you to explore specific topics more deeply and anticipate how to apply the concepts and practices in the context of your teaching. We also host an annual teaching celebration conference designed to explore multiple topics over the course of the day. 

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CTI 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. These courses include Teaching in Higher Education, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, Improvisation and Teaching, and the International Teaching Assistant Program course.

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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 at Cornell.

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Teaching Portfolio Program

Whether you begin your journey early with us, or are headed to the job market soon, a portfolio encourages you to document and reflect on your teaching journey at Cornell. Register at any time to be part of CTI’s Teaching Portfolio Program.

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International TA Program 

The International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP), which includes English language assessment and courses focused on building oral proficiency, supports international teaching assistants in meeting required levels of oral English proficiency for teaching assignments at Cornell as set by the Office of the Provost.

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CTI Fellows Program & Awards

Apply for the selective CTI Fellows Program and, together with peers, deepen your understanding of effective course and workshop design, assessment of learning, and the development of resources that foster teaching excellence and innovation.