Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Participants in the March 2019 Inclusive Teaching Institute

Remote Learning Opportunity

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering an alternative to the annual Inclusive Teaching Institute: an online Learning Community on Inclusive Teaching for Graduate Students and Postdocs, in partnership with the Center for Teaching Innovation.

Sessions of this program are being offered:

  • June-July 2021
  • October-November 2020
  • June-July 2020

See: Learning Community on Inclusive Teaching for Graduate Students and Postdocs

In-Person Institute

The Inclusive Teaching Institute is a two-day workshop typically offered every spring 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.

What is the Inclusive Teaching Institute?

This interactive 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?

Graduate students and postdocs at Cornell University.

When is the Inclusive Teaching Institute?

Each year during the spring semester.

2020 dates and times: Friday, March 20, 1:00-6:00 pm, and Saturday, March 21, 10:00-4:00

Application deadline March 6, 2020

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 belongingness and engagement

  • Practice dialogue skills for communicating across difference

Application Process & Deadline

Apply to participate by March 6. You must be available for both days.

Space in the institute is limited. Applicants will be chosen based on articulated statement of purpose.

If you have any questions, please contact Melina Ivanchikova ( at the Center for Teaching Innovation or Colleen McLinn at Future Faculty and Academic Careers (


This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Innovation and Future Faculty and Academic Careers.

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