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Annual Conference: 4th Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence at Cornell

January 13-17, 2014

Conference Resources

The Center for Teaching Innovation would like to thank all those who took part in our 4th Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence at Cornell. Please click on the sessions listed below for access to corresponding PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and follow up materials.

Also, we would love to know what sessions you would be interested in seeing at next year’s conference or in our programming for the coming semester.  Please consider taking our brief survey.

Monday, January 13


Tuesday, January 14


Wednesday, January 15


Thursday, January 16


Friday, January 17


Classroom Assessment Techniques
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Background Knowledge Assessment (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Measuring Student Learning (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Summary of Selected Quick and Easy CATs (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
Topic Overview: Assessing Student Learning

Survey Tools: Getting and Using Feedback from Your Students
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Survey Tools (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
Topic Overview: Survey Tools

Is the Lecture Dead? Lecturing for Deeper Learning
Tom Angelo presentation on Vimeo (video to come)
Annotated Presentation Slides
Presentation Handout

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The Future of Teaching in a Changing World
Eric Rabkin presentation on Vimeo (video to come)
Presentation Website

Building an Online Course Module: Why, What, How?
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Online Discussions (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
Topic Overview: Online Discussions

Breathing Life into Your PowerPoint
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Powerpoint (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
Topic Overview: Powerpoint

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Race and Higher Education: Rethinking Pedagogy in Diverse College Classrooms
Frank Tuitt presentation on Vimeo (video to come)
Presentation Slides
CTI Diversity Resources

Flipping the Classroom: Moving Content Out to Let Learning In
CTI Resource: Moving Content Out to Let Moving In (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
Topic Overview: Flipping the Classroom

Strategies to Engage Students in the Classroom
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Student Engagement (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Active Learning Techniques (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Case Studies Handout
Topic Overview: Engaging Students

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Updating Your Syllabus: New Ideas for Next Week
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Constructing a Syllabus (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Backwards Course Design Syllabus Rubric Handout
Topic Overview: Writing a Syllabus

Universal Design: Make Your Course Accessible to EVERY Learner
Wendy Harbour presentation on Vimeo (video to come)
Presentation Slides
Applying Universal Design to Courses Handout
Disability and Higher Ed Resources Handout
Topic Overview: Universal Design

Group Work: How to Create and Manage Student Groups
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Creating and Managing Groups (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Group Work: How to Evaluate It (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Group Work Session Handout
Topic Overview: Collaborative Learning

First Impressions Make a Difference: Ideas for the First Day of Class
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: The First Day of Class (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
CTI Resource: Icebreakers (CU NetID required. Link redirects to login page.)
Topic Overview: The First Day of Class

Flipping the Classroom Workshop
Presentation Slides
CTI Resource: Outcomes, Activities, Assessment Handout
Topic Overview: Flipping the Classroom

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