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Seminars, Workshops, and Other Opportunities

Upcoming faculty institutes fostering dialogue and focused on your interests and courses:

New Faculty Institute
Junior Faculty Course Design Institute
Faculty Institute for Diversity
Course Design Institute

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) offers a plethora of seminars and workshops designed to foster dialogue on teaching topics and to exchange ideas on teaching practice. All sessions offer concrete takeaways that you can implement immediately.

Faculty Seminars & Working Sessions

A series of seminars led by distinguished Cornell faculty or CTI staff are offered throughout the academic year to the Cornell teaching community.

Walking on Wednesday

Come join us for a weekly walking and talking about teaching opportunity. Stanford researchers have found that walking boosts creative inspiration an average of 60%!

Faculty Teaching Certificate Program

For faculty interested in further developing their teaching, the seminars in the faculty series can be applied towards earning a professional development certificate in the Faculty Teaching Certificate Program. Three certificates representing critical inquiry into teaching practices are available: Teaching Scholar, Teaching with Technology, and Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Flipping the Classroom: A Faculty Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn techniques and technologies to expose students to course content before they come to class, and explore individual and group activities to use inside your classroom. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to adapt your syllabus, produce your own screencasts or video lectures, and engage students in new individual, peer, and group learning techniques.

Constructing, Managing, and Evaluating Student Group Work: A Working Session for STEM Faculty

Developed in collaboration with the College of Engineering James McCormick Family Teaching Excellence Institute, this working session on student groupwork is offered to faculty in STEM fields. You will learn best practices for constructing, managing and evaluating formal student groups.

Working Sessions on Learning Outcomes and Assessments

Hands-on workshops for faculty who are interested in discussing the assessment of student learning in their course or program.


A series that provides opportunities for faculty members to discuss current teaching topics in higher education and share teaching experiences over lunch.

Invited Speakers

The CTI seeks to to provoke, sustain, and extend conversations about teaching and learning through bringing nationally recognized, award winning authors, scholars, and presenters to the Cornell community.

Student Well-Being and Active Learning Study

The CTI is looking for instructors in Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 to work with us to collect data on student well-being, student performance, and use of activities in the classroom.

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