University-Wide GET SET Teaching Conference

What is the University-Wide GET SET Teaching Conference?

The University-Wide (U-Wide) GET SET Teaching Conference is an opportunity for Cornell graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and teaching assistants to learn how to make teaching more fun and engaging. The conference provides an opportunity for networking and interdisciplinary discussions on teaching with faculty and colleagues from across campus.

This year's plenary speaker will be Jenny Knight, Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology at University of Colorado Boulder. She will be discussing evidence-based techniques to improve student interactions and learning. Knight's visit is co-sponsored by the American Association of Universities.

Who can attend?

The U-Wide is open to Cornell graduate students, teaching assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and the CIRTL community.

When is the U-Wide Teaching Conference?

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

An updated U-Wide schedule is available. Check the Center’s Events page for more details on the conference’s events as they become available.

Featured plenary session: "Evidence-based techniques to improve student interactions and learning"

Jenny Knight, University of Colorado, Boulder

Instructional techniques both inside and outside the classroom have a direct effect on student behavior and learning. How can we teach students to work productively together and transfer in-class practices to individual assessment opportunities?  What kinds of assessments can we use to measure conceptual understanding and science skills? We will discuss how students learn, and how to use evidence-based best practices to make the most of in-class time.   

Desired Outcomes

Join renowned Cornell faculty and Center fellows to:

  • Engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on teaching.
  • Connect with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

  • Get practical tips on teaching.

  • Earn a certificate of participation.

  • Interact with faculty during lunch-time discussions.

Registration Process & Deadline

Complete the U-Wide registration form. Please bring your Cornell ID to swipe for attendance.

Contact for questions about this event or for assistance with the application.

Please note that there may be photographers from the Center at this event. The photos may appear on the CTI website or on our Twitter page. Contact if you do not wish to be photographed.