The Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement is seeking applicants for Program Assistant. The OISE Program Assistant supports the OISE Program Coordinator in the coordination of programs for OISE and other members of the Graduate School Dean’s staff. See job description for more information. Applications accepted until Tuesday, May 26th.


Now through mid-July, graduate students may self-enroll through their Student Center for Summer 2015.  We encourage students to enroll now and not delay.

There is no charge for summer registration with the Graduate School. To register, simply enroll in the Graduate School's Graduate Summer Research course GRAD 9006 (class numbers 1578, 1579,1580, 1581, or 1582via Student Center.

Graduate students must register with the Graduate School for the summer if:


Graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff are invited to attend a one-day Classroom Research and Teaching Symposium on May 15, 2015, which highlights the importance of using research skills to inform you teaching. The symposium includes poster presentations by the 2014-2015 Graduate teaching fellows from several programs, an introductory workshop on Teaching as Research by Dr. Kimberly Williams and CTE fellows, and a session by keynote speaker Dr. Maryellen Weimer of Penn State University. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and CU-CIRTL.


Teaching a First-Year Writing Seminar in Spring 2015? You can apply for a $250 small grant and to be part of a select group studying best practices for assessing student writing. These PREPARE writing assessment fellowships involve attendance at practical Friday afternoon workshops which will support you in designing and implementing new teaching strategies and collecting preliminary data on their effectiveness. Individuals and pairs of instructors from all fields are welcome to apply. Apply by February 18, 2015 to participate in the spring semester program.


The Center for Teaching Excellence, with the Graduate School and CU-CIRTL, has Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grants to start February 27th and run through the end of the spring semester 2015. Recipients will have the opportunity to create/develop a mini-research project on teaching and learning. As participants design and conduct their projects, they will attend five Friday afternoon workshop sessions and work closely with a mentor.


Annnouncing the release of a new research report on graduate student efforts to undertake publicly engaged research at Cornell. This report, over two years in the making, was authored by four graduate student members of the Cornell Participatory Action Research Network (cPARN), and is being released to the public at an event on Tuesday, January 27 at 12:00 pm in 102 Mann Library.

From the cPARN website:


Chinese Fitness Dancing @ Hasbrouck - December 20th  at 10am:   Group fitness dancing, the most popular communal activity throughout China is now at Hasbrouck. Saturday morning from 10-11am, residents get together to dance for fitness. Open to all, you don’t have to be a Hasbrouck resident to attend this event.


Early registration for Spring 2015 CIRTL Courses opens Monday, November 24 at noon ET, and closes December 15. Courses include: Basics of Online Learning and TeachingThe College ClassroomEffective Teaching with TechnologyResearch Mentor TrainingThe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning II (guidance in project implementation), and Online Homework: A Practical Guide (short course). Courses are instructed by faculty and staff from research universities participating in the NSF-funded Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network. All courses are free and some can be taken for Cornell University graduate individual study credit. Priority registration is given to graduate students and postdocs, but faculty and staff may also enroll  if space is available. While late registration goes until January 12, register early for best chance of enrollment! 


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition for graduate students to develop and showcase their research communication skills. Developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, 3MT will be held for the first time at Cornell University in spring 2015. 3MT challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their dissertation and its significance in just three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.


Can you learn to teach better from a MOOC? A team of faculty from Vanderbilt, Boston University, University of Wisconsin and Michigan State are aiming to find out, and welcome anyone who is interested to sign up for this 7-week massive open online course starting October 6. Join a group of current and future faculty and those just interested in honing their skills in active learning methods for the college classroom.