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.


Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars - would you like to mentor undergraduate students towards college success? The program below is currently seeking applicants, especially those from the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Are you interested in preparing for the academic job search by writing a teaching philosophy statement, comparing institutional types, designing a syllabus, and learning how to better support and assess student learning? If so, consider taking ALS 6015: The Practice of Teaching in Higher Education this fall.

Fall 2014 Graduate School Orientation Volunteers : Exciting Opportunities to Meet New Students!


Interested in meeting new students?  Want to help new graduate and professional students learn about Cornell and the Ithaca area? 

The Graduate School is looking for graduate students, who have been at Cornell for at least one year, to volunteer for the Graduate and Professional Student Orientation starting on Monday, August 25th – Friday, August 29th.


Interested graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to take flexible online courses on teaching and professional development through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network. Both semester-long and short courses will be offered in Fall 2014, as well as a monthly online journal club and a massive, open online course in teaching undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Registration for semester-long and short courses opens Monday, July 21 at noon ET - register early for best chance of enrollment.