Teagle Foundation grant will prepare graduate students to become better teachers

Cornell's central campus

Central campus in summer.

May 31, 2012

Cornell has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to help prepare its graduate students to become better teachers.

The grant will fund the 21st Century Graduate Teaching and Research Scholars Program, through which graduate students will learn about and use high-impact teaching practices. The program will build on the groundwork laid by Cornell’s Graduate Teaching Certificate Initiative, which the Teagle Foundation funded in 2010-11.

The Teagle Foundation was established in 1944 by Walter C. Teagle, Class of 1900, who donated funds to build Teagle Hall.

“Cornell University is in a strong position to work toward the goal of educating future teaching scholars given the partnerships and expertise that we have through several offices on campus, the active engagement of our graduate faculty in preparing future faculty, and through our membership in the national network for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning,” said Barbara Knuth, vice provost and Graduate School dean, who will serve as principal investigator with Laura Brown, vice provost for undergraduate education.

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