Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Participants in the March 2019 Inclusive Teaching Institute

2023-2024 Institute

~ Registration now open for February 9, 2024 ~

The Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students & Postdocs is an opportunity to explore strategies for engaging diversity and fostering inclusion in higher education learning environments. As a participant, you will reflect and connect with other graduate students and postdocs to share knowledge, explore how and why social identities come into play in the learning environment, consider how to remove barriers and increase accessibility, and create a plan to support student learning. See full details on Center for Teaching Innovation website

When is the Inclusive Teaching Institute?

This program is an in-person retreat from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on Friday, February 9, 2024, with a follow-up 90-minute online (Zoom) workshop the following week required to complete the program.

At registration, you will choose one option for your follow-up online workshop:

  • Tuesday, February 13 from 9:30-11 am

  • Tuesday, February 13 from 2:00-3:30 pm

  • Friday, February 16 from 9:30-11 am

  • Friday, February 16 from 12:00-1:30 pm

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. Register for February 2024

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 program.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending the institute, participants will be able to:

  • use a framework to guide planning for inclusion
  • select teaching strategies that foster engagement, belonging, and accessibility
  • increase your confidence in facilitating an inclusive learning climate


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

2022 Institute

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

Related Opportunities

The University-Wide GET SET Teaching Conference – The theme of the Center for Teaching Innovation’s April 22, 2023 Conference was 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 2023
  • June 2022
  • June-July 2021
  • October-November 2020
  • June-July 2020

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