Don’t miss signing up for June inclusive teaching programs

Smiling undergraduate alumnus poses for a camera

Dustin Liu ’19 is interviewed for one of the many videos featured in the online course, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom. Image provided by the Center for Teaching Innovation.

~May 25, 2022~ 

June marks the annual Cornell-focused offering of the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI)’s award-winning online course on inclusive teaching and an opportunity to participate in one of two learning communities with colleagues.

Creating equitable, inclusive learning environments is critical to an engaging student learning experience, particularly in light of the health and social crises affecting the nation and the world, said Melina Ivanchikova, CTI’s associate director for inclusive teaching.

Any current or potential instructor at Cornell is invited to join Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom, which runs June 1-30, 2022. This four-week, instructor-paced online course explores inclusive course design, social identity and self-reflection, and teaching strategies to support student engagement and a sense of belonging through video interviews, online discussion boards, and written reflections with peer and instructor feedback.

CTI is also facilitating two learning communities on inclusive teaching: one for faculty, and one for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers (with the office of Future Faculty and Academic Careers). The latter meets weekly on Thursday afternoons. These learning communities offer their respective audiences an opportunity to discuss live via Zoom how to create and sustain inclusion in the learning environments you lead or participate in.

Parts of this article were excerpted from CTI launches June inclusive teaching programs by Dave Winterstein in the Cornell Chronicle (May 24, 2021)