Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Participants in the March 2019 Inclusive Teaching Institute

2023 Institute

~ The 2023 event will be held in October 2023 ~

2022 Institute

~ The 2022 event was held virtually on February 11-12, 2022 ~

The Inclusive Teaching Institute is a two-day retreat offered annually for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to explore strategies for engaging diversity and fostering inclusion in teaching and learning. As a participant, you will identify ways to increase accessibility and boost student engagement and belongingness; discuss inclusive course design; and create an action plan for future teaching. See full details on Center for Teaching Innovation website

What is the Inclusive Teaching Institute?

This interactive virtual workshop invites you to collaborate with other graduate students and postdocs to share what you know, explore how and why social identities come into play in the learning environment, and experience active learning strategies that increase engagement and inclusion. A five-point organizing framework invites entry from all disciplinary perspectives: Consider your students, and yourself as an instructor, how you teach, what you teach, and the overall learning environment. Leave with a toolkit of strategies and a plan you can use for future teaching. Read about the March 2019 Institute

Who can attend?

The Inclusive Teaching Institute is designed for graduate students and postdocs at Cornell University.

Application Information

As space in the institute is limited, please register early to save a place.

If you have any questions please contact Melina Ivanchikova ( at the Center for Teaching Innovation or Colleen McLinn ( at the Graduate School’s Future Faculty and Academic Careers office.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • use a framework to guide your planning for adopting inclusive teaching practices
  • explore social identities and lived experiences to increase awareness of how these come into play in teaching and learning
  • identify teaching strategies that foster engagement and a sense of belonging
  • practice dialogue skills for communicating across difference
  • explain why social identities are relevant in teaching and learning


This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation and the Graduate School’s Future Faculty and Academic Careers office.

Related Opportunities

The University-Wide GET SET Teaching Conference – The theme of the Center for Teaching Innovation’s April 22, 2023 Conference is Teaching Inclusively.

A Learning Community on Inclusive Teaching for Graduate Students and Postdocs offered in partnership with the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) and complementing the CTI’s June Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom online course.

Sessions offered:

  • June 1-30, 2023 (registration now open)
  • June 2022
  • June-July 2021
  • October-November 2020
  • June-July 2020

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