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Diversity Resources


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Faculty Institute for Diversity

Aimed at faculty who have not yet made diversity a major focus of their teaching but are interested in doing so, the institute is also appropriate for faculty in the sciences who wish to adopt principles of active learning, learning styles, and other pedagogical approaches to promote an inclusive classroom environment. Learn more...

Inclusive Teaching Institute

Bring aspiring educators together to engage proactively in complex discussions about aspects of diversity at Cornell and beyond. Co-sponsored by CU-CIRTL.

Faculty Institute for Diversity Train the Trainer Workshop

Brings together a community of leaders interested in creating inclusive teaching programming on their campuses. The workshop is designed to prepare new and seasoned trainers in the development of a diversity institute tailored to your institution.

The Center for Teaching Excellence recognizes that diversity and inclusion have a direct impact on learning. This page provides an overview of the diversity resources the CTE offers in relation to teaching and learning at Cornell. 

Programming for Faculty

Faculty Institute for Diversity

A program that brings faculty together for two days to engage in discussions and workshops exploring issues of diversity and inclusive teaching practices.

Customized Workshops

The CTE can provide customized workshops for departments on incorporating diversity into new or existing courses and implementing inclusive teaching strategies.

Programming for Graduate Students, Future Educators, and TAs

GET SET Workshop Series

Offers graduate students and postdocs an opportunity to participate in weekly workshops and brownbag sessions throughout the semester. Some sessions are directly related to diversity and inclusive teaching practices:

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CU-CIRTL)

Cornell University is part of the CIRTL Network, which includes 25 top research universities, with coordination from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The mission of CU-CIRTL “is to prepare graduate students and postdocs for the future professoriate, with a focus on three areas: evidence-based practice of teaching in higher education, inclusive teaching and learning, and mentoring undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.” See the CU CIRTL web site for more information.

The Center for Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning’s (CIRTL) web pages have case studies on issues of inclusivity in the classroom and other resources related to diversity.

Inclusive Teaching Institute (co-sponsored by CU-CIRTL)

Resources for the Classroom

CTE Web Resources for Engaging Students in Inclusive Classrooms

Building Inclusive Classrooms

Engaging Students

CTE Topic Overviews Related to Diversity (PDFs)

Please note that these PDF files require a CU NetID to access. The links will direct you to a login page.

Cornell Diversity Resources

Cornell’s Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) and Cornell’s commitment to diversity provide information on what is going on at Cornell regarding diversity and inclusivity.

"Toward New Destinations" Cornell's institutional university diversity plan.

Guidelines for Discussing Incidents of Public Violence

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