Faculty Institute for Diversity

What is the Faculty Institute for Diversity?

The Faculty Institute for Diversity focuses on developing inclusive pedagogies that support co-learning, power-sharing, and dialogue practices. Participants will articulate their commitments as anti-racist, inclusive educators and plan for teaching that empowers, enlivens, and challenges us and our students.

The program offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary peer-group of faculty to work together to redefine and explore inclusion in response to our current moment. Anchored in self-reflection and dialogue, the 3-day Faculty Institute for Diversity includes one day of writing and reflection sandwiched by two in-person days learning in-community. 

Themes we’ll explore include how our own positionalities, identities, and lived experiences inform our teaching, designing for disability inclusion, and how to address racism, trauma, and other identity-based issues that impact learning.

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of the institute, participants will be able to:

  • describe how social identity and the relevant power dynamics become salient in teaching and learning
  • feel better prepared to respond appropriately and meaningfully to complex identity-related moments, comments, and events
  • use selected evidence-based pedagogical strategies to create and sustain inclusive learning environments

Who may apply?

Instructors from all disciplines who teach credit-bearing, semester-length courses at Cornell are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Registration information

Registration for the Faculty Institute for Diversity is currently closed. 

Contact CTI with any questions about this event or for accommodation requests.