Academic English for Cornell International Graduate and Professional Students 

Writing and Speaking Support for International Graduate Students

This year, Cornell is launching the English Language Support Office (ELSO), a collaborative effort between the Graduate School and the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines. Located at 726 University Ave, this office’s mission is to create comprehensive writing and speaking support for Cornell’s graduate and professional students.


The University of Colorado at Boulder is hosting a one-week summer institute for 18 postdoctoral scholars to apply engineering principles of design (build, test, iterate) to the development of discipline-specific course activities, including access to relevant literature and techniques. Participants will complete a genuine teaching and learning experience to discuss in their faculty job interviews as they construct engineering curriculum modules in small teams, developing at least two iterations ove


Renowned expert on teaching Dr. Barbara Walvoord (Professor Emerita from the University of Notre Dame) will be at Cornell from May 21-22 to meet with students, faculty, and staff. We invite graduate students and postdocs to check out two events of particular interest. Dr. Walvoord will be giving a public plenary lecture, Assessment in a Flipped Classroom, on Thursday, May 22 from 10:30 am-noon in 251 Malott Hall.


Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty are invited to attend a one-day Classroom Research and Teaching Symposium on May 16, 2014, which highlights the importance of using research skills to inform teaching. The symposium includes poster presentations by the 2013-2014 Graduate Research and Teaching, Teagle, and Future Faculty grant fellows, an introductory workshop on Teaching as Research by Dr.


Current Cornell International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) are invited to apply for the ITA Summer Institute -- an intensive, three-week blended summer course that is designed for ITAs who want to expand their teaching skills and oral communication skills or prepare for a career in academia. The institute will be held from June 11-July 1, and is run by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Successful applicants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the Institute requirements.


Want to improve your teaching skills or prepare for a future faculty position in a natural or social science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field? Register for an interactive, synchronous learning experience with graduate students and postdocs from 22 universities across the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network.


As part of its Graduate Education Week, the Office of Graduate Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology will be presenting the 6th annual RIT Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Graduate students from Cornell are invited to present! Please go to the website to submit your abstract if you are interested in presenting either an oral or poster presentation. 


Applications for the Center for Teaching Excellence's two year-long fellowship programs are due Monday, April 28. Learn more and begin work on your applications!

The Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship Program allows students to expand their skills as researchers to inform and improve their teaching. To be considered, students must be post-A exam by Fall Semester 2014. Learn more

Graduate Teaching Assistant Program fellows design and conduct workshops for their fellow teaching assistants on campus, and work to improve the quality of teaching assistant teaching. Learn more


Thanks to the generosity of graduate alumni, the Graduate School has gift income available to assist graduate students with the costs of intensive summer language instruction in a language other than English for Summer 2014.

Thinking about a career outside of academia?
Come March 18 to the BEST Program kickoff event in G10 Biotech from 8 am - lunch to:
  • learn how to broaden your experiences in scientific training through BEST to make you more directly employable and have an immediate impact in your career of choice