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Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Derina Samuel and participant in discussion during institute activities

The mission of the Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs at Cornell is to:

  • Bring aspiring educators together to engage proactively in complex discussions about aspects of diversity at Cornell and beyond.
  • Support early career academics and professionals in incorporating inclusive teaching practices into their classrooms.
  • Foster curiosity in continued personal and professional growth, individually and collaboratively, on matters of diversity in higher education.

By participating in the Inclusive Teaching Institute, participants will:

  • Explore your own social identities to increase awareness of how those inform your teaching
  • Consider how to use the framework to guide your planning for increasing inclusive teaching practices.
  • Examine complexity of student experience and identity development
  • Categorize things that impact classroom climate
  • Identify inclusive teaching strategies
  • Explore the LARA method for communication with guest facilitators from the Intergroup Dialogue Project

About the Inclusive Teaching Institute

Joanna Fiddler and other participants at the 2018 Inclusive Teaching Institute

Who? The institute is aimed at graduate students and postdocs* who are committed to teaching across abilities and incorporating various experiences while ensuring that the classroom space is a place for all to learn without hesitation or prejudice.

*e.g., postdoctoral associates and fellows, research associates, etc.

What?  The institute is a two-day retreat, and the agenda has been put together by a committee of staff from the Center for Teaching Innovation and Cornell University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL at Cornell), with input from graduate students and postdocs.

When?  Next offering planned for March 2019

Previously offered: April 13-14, 2018; March 10-11, 2017; February 12-13, 2016.

Sponsorship

The Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs is organized by the Cornell University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL at Cornell) and Center for Teaching Innovation, with additional support from The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and Educational Testing Services (ETS) Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion to Cornell University Graduate School.

Registration

Space is limited, so for best availability, please register for the April 13-14, 2018 session by the end of the day on Monday, April 9: http://bit.ly/iti2018

Questions?

For more information, please contact:

Colleen McLinn, Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL at Cornell) – 607-255-2030, cirtl@cornell.edu
Melina Draper, Kimberly Kenyon, or Derina Samuel, Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) – 607-255-7224, cornellcti@cornell.edu

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