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Cornell University

Classroom Research and Teaching:
A Symposium for Current and Future Faculty

423 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
Monday, May 16, 2016

two fellows with poster

Daniel Radus and Aaron Rosenberg, Future Faculty Assessment Fellows, stand by the results of their work at the 2013 Symposium.

»GRTF and Teagle Fellows Working Papers and Posters

This annual one-day symposium highlights the research of graduate students who investigated questions about teaching in 2015-2016. Events will include a poster presentation session and a workshop on how to use research skills to inform and improve teaching, as well as a keynote workshop on effectively implementing active learning.

Featured speaker: Dr. Regina Frey

Workshop: "How do I begin to evaluate and refine changes in my teaching?"

During this workshop, we will discuss the concept of reflective teaching and the use of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) as a basis for reflection on teaching. CATs are short, easy-to-implement strategies that provide instructors with feedback about what students know or are thinking. CATs may be used within the framework of a class or across the semester. Via case studies, we will discuss the results from several CATs and possible modifications one might make in response to the data. We will finish by discussing how reflective teaching might lead to a project on learning, and will describe some of the projects we have conducted on student learning.
Dr. Regina Frey
Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Executive Director of The Teaching Center at Washington University in St. Louis.

Faculty, staff and graduate students are encouraged to attend as many of the sessions as they can. Co-sponsored by CU-CIRTL and the Teagle Foundation.

To register for events, please email


8:30-9:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15 a.m.: Teaching as Research Workshop
What is Teaching as Research? How can I use research to inform and improve my teaching and my students' learning? What are some ways I can plan and use these strategies in my classroom?

10:30-12:00 p.m.: Poster Session of Graduate Student Teaching as Research Projects
Fellows from the Center for Teaching Innovation will present their research in a formal poster session. Doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines will showcase their teaching as research projects and talk with participants about their projects.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Lunch Discussion

1:00-3:30 p.m.: Reflective Teaching Workshop with Dr. Regina Frey

3:30-5:00 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception and Informal Discussion with Dr. Regina Frey

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