Workshops and Other Opportunities

Explore topics and imagine how to apply them in the context of your teaching. Contact us by telephone, email, or drop in to the Center for more information. 

Let’s Get Real: Conversations about Diversity and Teaching

Through a facilitated dialogue over lunch, participants in Let's Get Real: Conversations about Diversity and Teaching reflect on group dynamics in teaching and learning. How do our own and students’ social identities and lived experiences come into play in the learning environment? How do our cultural world views and personal experiences shape what we notice and fail to notice? These workshops focus on self-reflection, knowledge-building, and preparing for teaching at Cornell. Specific topics change each semester.

Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom

Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom is a four-week, self-paced online course for anyone with teaching responsibilities at Cornell, at any level of diversity expertise. Modules explore strategies for inclusive course design, social identity and self-reflection, and pedagogical practices that effectively support student engagement and belongingness across difference.

What Works? New Ideas in Grading & Assessment

What Works? is an interactive session on strategies for practical, effective assessment of student learning. It will feature faculty demonstrations of useful strategies, the chance to explore multiple applications such as Gradescope, and a poster area featuring innovations in grading and assessment tools. Join us for opportunities to explore what works for you with fellow faculty and Center for Teaching Innovation staff.

Big Red Teaching Days

Big Red Teaching Days is a week-long program that provides faculty a collegial opportunity to informally observe and learn about how their peers approach teaching and learning across a range of courses and learning environments. Faculty can participate by hosting, which means voluntarily opening their classroom to a colleague or two, and by visiting peers’ classrooms. The goals of Big Red Teaching Days are a deepening of conversations about good teaching across our community and an opportunity to experience the innovation that occurs in classrooms at Cornell.

Teaching & Learning Reading Group

What does research tell us about which teaching practices work best for student learning? How do people conduct education research? Please join us for bi-weekly discussions about teaching and education research throughout the school-year. The Teaching and Learning Reading Group is open to faculty, staff and grad students. Feel free to join in at any point during the semester.

Cornell Online Learning Community

The Cornell Online Learning Community helps bring blended and online learning colleagues together to share and learn about designing and delivering online courses, increasing awareness, and sharing knowledge and resources.

Cornell Teaching Partnership Program

The Cornell Teaching Partnership Program (CTPP) pairs a new faculty member with a tenured faculty member to meet periodically throughout the year to engage in conversations about teaching, participate in classroom observations, and foster a more stimulating and satisfying teaching experience.