University-wide teaching conference

What is the University-wide teaching conference?

The University-Wide (U-Wide) 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.

Who can attend?

The U-Wide is open to Cornell graduate students, teaching assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and the Future Faculty and Academic Careers community.

Registration information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Register for the U-wide teaching conference.

Join us for any or all of the sessions.

Conference schedule

Spring 2022 University-wide teaching conference schedule
Title Description
Introduction and welcome remarks
Concurrent session 1
Innovative Teaching in Humanities/Social Science Courses What is innovative teaching and why is it important in student learning? Participants will explore innovative teaching strategies and examine how they can be incorporated in Humanities & Social Sciences classrooms.
Innovative Teaching in STEM Courses What is innovative teaching and why is it important in student learning? Participants will explore innovative teaching strategies and examine how they can be incorporated in STEM classrooms.
Plenary session
Innovations to Support Classroom Connections

Andrea Won
assistant professor
Department of Communication

The past few years have highlighted the need for greater flexibility in teaching as both students and instructors have dealt with high levels of stress and uncertainty. The necessity to accommodate student needs in our classrooms has thus fostered innovative teaching practices. During this session we will discuss these strategies to engage students and support classroom connections.

Concurrent session 2
Innovative Strategies for Evaluating Student Learning How do you evaluate student learning? Participants will discuss innovative strategies in student assessment and how to effectively incorporate them into your classroom.
Integrating Innovative Technologies in the Classroom What technologies are best suited for your classroom? In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of teaching technologies to consider and tips for effectively integrating them in your learning environment. Participants will explore how to select technologies appropriate for their specific fields and contexts.
Interdisciplinary Teaching How can interdisciplinary teaching make learning more interconnected and promote deeper student learning? What challenges and benefits can you expect from including these components in your teaching? Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of working across disciplines.
Interactive session
Portrait of Andrea Won

Keynote speaker

Andrea Won

assistant professor

Department of Communication


Desired conference outcomes

Join renowned Cornell faculty and CTI teaching fellows to:

  • engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on teaching

  • connect with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
  • learn practical teaching tips
  • interact with faculty during lunch-time discussions

Please contact us for more information about this event.