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Cornell University

CIRTL at Cornell

Level Exemption

Participants who have been involved with evidence-based teaching practices through the Center for Teaching Innovation and/or CIRTL at Cornell are eligible to apply for an exemption to earn advanced certificates without first earning the Associate certificate. In order to receive a Practitioner or Scholar certificate without first earning the Associate certificate, applicants must demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes of the Associate level.

Exemptions may be obtained either through written request or through a short interview with the CIRTL at Cornell Program Director. To schedule an in-person interview with Colleen McLinn, CIRTL at Cornell Program Director, please email cirtl@cornell.edu or call 607-255-2030. To submit a written request, please provide a short answer to the following questions about engagement with the Core Ideas of CIRTL and send your responses to cirtl@cornell.edu:

  • How have you engaged with the Core Idea of Learning through Diversity through courses or workshops?
  • How have you engaged with the Core Idea of Learning Communities through courses or workshops?
  • How have you engaged with the Core Idea of Evidence-Based Teaching through courses or workshops?