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Faculty Seminars and Working Sessions

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Meet for morning "Coffee with Colleagues" on Teaching with Technology Tuesday in Taverna Banfi.

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Faculty sessions are:

  • Offered to the Cornell teaching community.
  • A means to foster discussion about key teaching and learning issues.
  • Led by faculty members from across the university who present topics from their teaching experience.
  • Led by CTE staff and campus collaborators who outline research-based best practices.


By participating in faculty sessions, faculty can work toward a Faculty Teaching Certificate.

Three certificates representing critical inquiry into teaching practices are available:

  • Teaching Scholar (TS) Certificate that focuses on exploring teaching practices.
  • Teaching with Technology (TwT) Certificate that focuses on the pedagogy of integrating technology tools in a course.
  • Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) Certificate that focuses on incorporating service learning and public engagement into a course. The CELT certificate requires participation in any two seminars.

Global Learning sessions are indicated by the icon in the "series" column below.

Please note that there may be photographers from the Center for Teaching Excellence at this event. The photos may appear on the CTE website or on our Twitter page. Contact CornellCTE@cornell.edu if you do not wish to be photographed. Thank you.

Faculty Teaching Certificate Seminar Series Schedule

Date/Time/Location Seminars Facilitator Series

Same topic, held at multiple locations across the campus on

Wednesday, 2/15

701 Clark Hall

Tuesday, 3/14

G88 Uris Hall

Thursday, 4/13

145 McGraw Hall

Friday4/28

G08 Uris Hall

9:00-9:45 AM

Flipping the Classroom in Your Discipline

What is "flipping" and how can it benefit student learning? Whether you've done this before or are just starting, we will discuss classroom flipping and how it can expand active learning in your course. 


CTE-Led Teaching with Technology Outreach Sessions

 

 

Teaching with Technology

 


Tuesday 1/24
12-2 PM

Uris Hall 153

 What Inspired My Global-Mindedness (Students Reflect)

Come listen and speak with students from different colleges and majors. How were they hooked by global learning? Why is fostering a global mindset and infusing a global focus important? How have internationally-focused experiences at Cornell prepared them to engage with their next steps? What they say might inspire your teaching and curriculum development. Come listen, ask questions, and then consider applying for an ICC grant. Registration Link.



CTE-Led Global Learning Session

 


Global Learning

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Tuesday 1/31
12-2 PM

Uris Hall 153

 Integration of Off-campus Learning into Course and Campus Curriculum (with Cornell Abroad)

How can we increase global learning, serve more students, and increase chances that an international experience might be “transformative,” given that about a third of each Cornell cohort studies abroad? How can we support continued intercultural and internationally-focused learning after a student returns from study abroad? Can returning students or international students’ experiences be integrated into the curriculum for the benefit of others? Come brainstorm and explore ways to integrate international and intercultural learning into the curriculum and consider applying for an ICC grant. Registration Link.



CTE-Led Global Learning Session

 


Global Learning

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Monday 2/6
12-2 PM

Mann 100

Options for Adding Foreign Language Study to a Course (with LRC)

Have you ever thought about adding a foreign language component to a course, whether to prepare students for study abroad, to prepare them for career success, or simply to deepen their intercultural learning? Whether or not you speak the target language, there are two possibilities for 1-credit course add-ons: 1) Jump Start language learning and give students a taste—enough to increase meaningful exchanges while abroad—or 2) Encourage seminar-style discussions and vocabulary development on the topic of the course (FLAC). Come hear from faculty who have done this, explore the possibilities of incorporating language study into your course, and consider applying for an ICC grant. Registration Link.



CTE-Led Global Learning Session

 


Global Learning

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Tuesday, 2/7
8:30-9:15 AM
Taverna Banfi's, Table 1

Improving Learning with Electronic Portfolios

Online discussions can extend classroom time and engage students who might be reluctant to speak in class. Come and plan ways to create and manage active discussions with Blackboard and Piazza.



CTE-Led Coffee with Colleagues Session

 


Teaching with Technology

 


Thursday, 2/9
3:45-4:30 PM
Location: Zoom Online Session

How to Evaluate Group Work

Group projects enhance student learning while teaching leadership and collaboration skills but can be challenging to assess. Consider tools such as self assessment, peer assessment and rubrics to evaluate both the work produced and students' individual contributions.



CTE-Led Zoom Online Session

 


Teaching Scholar

 


Monday, 2/13
3:45-4:45 PM

B08 CCC

Zoom Online Link

Improve Classroom Interactions through Community Building

What can you do to create a classroom environment that encourages participation and learning? Join Jenny Mann, Associate Professor of English, to explore how to use the syllabus and first class to communicate your desired tone and techniques such as ice breakers and personal reflection to build trust and improve classroom participation.


Faculty-Led Session on Successful Teaching Approaches

 

 

Teaching with Technology

 


Monday, 2/27
3:45-4:30 PM
Location: Zoom Online Session

How Cognitive Science Can Improve Teaching

Research in cognitive science is changing what we know about how students learn. We will discuss the latest research and explore ways you can apply these findings to your teaching.



CTE-Led Zoom Online Session

 


Teaching Scholar

 


Thursday, 3/2
3:45-4:45 PM

Location: Zoom Online Session

Tips for Effective Co-Teaching

What makes co-teaching effective? Join Stephen Ceci, Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology, to discuss concrete tips to make teaching together more successful and rewarding and to create a more coherent learning experience for your students.


Faculty-Led Session on Successful Teaching Approaches

 

 

Teaching with Technology

 


Tuesday, 3/7
8:30-9:15 AM
Taverna Banfi's, Table 1

Peer Review Using Online Tools

Student peer review can facilitate learning and provide an alternate way to assess and give feedback on student progress. We will identify ways to implement and manage student peer review using tools in Blackboard.



CTE-Led Coffee with Colleagues Session

 


Teaching with Technology

 


Wednesday, 3/8
3:45-4:45 PM

145 McGraw Hall

Leading Difficult Discussions in the Classroom

How do you prepare for discussions of controversial topics while fostering a climate of safety and respect? Join Anna Haskins, Assistant Professor of Sociology, to hear how she addresses these issues and learn concrete strategies you can adopt in your classes.


Faculty-Led Session on Successful Teaching Approaches

 

 

Teaching with Technology

 


Tuesday, 3/21
8:30-9:15 AM
Taverna Banfi's, Table 1

The Use and Abuse of PowerPoint: Inspiring Better Learning

Interested in rethinking your use of PowerPoint and considering when and how you use it? We will identify ways to use PowerPoint to deepen student learning and engagement.



CTE-Led Coffee with Colleagues Session

 


Teaching with Technology

 


Tuesday, 3/21
4:00-5:00 PM
Mann Library 102

CTE Grant Seminar: Advantages of Interdisciplinary Approach in Teaching Global Climate Change

Interested in rethinking your use of PowerPoint and considering when and how you use it? We will identify ways to use PowerPoint to deepen student learning and engagement.



Faculty-led Session

 


CTE Grant Session

 


Monday 3/27
12-2 PM

Mann 102

Ethnography Methods for Intercultural Learning

How does culture contribute to how we experience intercultural encounters? How does intercultural learning happen? Practice some of the ethnographer’s skills: reflective and objective observation, journaling, identifying bias, open-ended interviewing, using appropriate follow-up questions, active listening, and practical analysis. Then, consider how to bring these practices into your teaching.  Registration Link.



CTE-Led Global Learning Session

 


Global Learning

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Tuesday, 4/18
8:30-9:15 AM
Taverna Banfi's, Table 1

Fostering Active Online Discussions

Electronic portfolios are a tool for deepening student reflection, exploring identity and improving learning. We will compare course models and discipline-specific examples. (co-facilitated by Richard Kiely of Engaged Learning and Research)



CTE-Led Coffee with Colleagues Session

 


Teaching with Technology

 


Thursday, 4/20
3:45-4:30 PM
Location: Zoom Online Session

Motivating Students to Prepare for Class

How do you encourage your students to better prepare for class? We will discuss activities, tools and incentives and create a plan to increase student preparation.



CTE-Led Zoom Online Session

 


Teaching Scholar

 


Friday 5/12
12-2 PM

Uris Hall 153

Let's Get Real: Mediating Conflict in Groups During Off-campus Learning

Whether you are taking students abroad or managing a classroom or lab, misunderstandings, cultural differences, and stress can make it harder to navigate conflict and facilitate movement toward resolution. Come engage in frank conversation, share your own challenges and successes, and explore approaches to mediating conflict in groups in intercultural settings at home or abroad. Registration Link.



CTE-Led Global Learning Session

 


Global Learning

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