Inclusive Teaching Series

The Inclusive Teaching Network, a working group of graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff supported by the Center for Teaching Excellence and CU-CIRTL, strives to organize monthly events on important topics relating to identity, diversity, and inclusion in college teaching. Interested in getting involved? Join our listserv!

Upcoming Events

2017 Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs - Apply now!

The Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs is a two-day retreat occurring Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, 2017. Participants will engage proactively in complex discussions about aspects of diversity at Cornell and beyond. Through readings, activities, and discussion, participants will expand their understanding of diversity and implement new ideas into their syllabi, teaching practices and philosophies. Apply by 12 pm ET (noon) March 3, 2017. Learn more.

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INTERGROUP DIALOGUE PROJECT: Special Sessions on Social Justice in the Sciences

Cornell’s Intergroup Dialogue Project and Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) are collaborating to offer a special workshop series on focused on social justice in the sciences this spring. This program is open to all graduate students of any field, and three sessions will run during March 2017.

Session 1: March 11 & 12, 11 AM - 2 PM

Session 2: March 25 & 26, 11 AM - 2 PM

Session 3: March 20 & 22, 5:30-8:30 PM

Apply for one of the sessions by midnight on February 22. Follow this link for the application:

Please contact with questions.

Especially in the sciences, graduate students rarely receive the training needed to address cultural and social differences they encounter during their careers. Learning how to communicate and work across difference is an essential skill in any career, and this program will allow graduate students to explore their social identities, to practice communication across difference, and to think together about authentic diversity in academia. This peer-led course enables participants to reflect on their personal experiences related to such issues, but to also explore ways through which they can promote equity and inclusion in their academic spaces and circles. This workshop series is complementary to the longer-format graduate course in IDP. 

This IDP Program is made possible by funding from the American Association of University Women.

About IDP:  The Intergroup Dialogue Project seeks to transform the campus climate at Cornell though courses for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The courses we offer blend theory with experiential learning, and they are designed to facilitate communication across social, cultural, and power differences in a critical and meaningful way. Focusing on social identities such as race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and gender, the main goals of IDP are to promote the development of consciousness about social identity, oppression, and privilege; to build relationships across differences and conflicts; and to strengthen individual and collective capacities to promote social justice and equity.

Read here about our 2016 summer pilot program for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars that took place in July 2016.


Past Events

Regional Learning Community on Inclusive Teaching

A 7-week program for current and future faculty at Cornell, Columbia, University of Rochester, and University at Buffalo. Through online group discussions and in-person workshops, participants will develop an understanding of the impact of identity, attitudes, and biases on student learning, and explore teaching strategies to create more inclusive learning environments.

Readings and Online Discussions: May 1-June 11, 2016

One-day in-person symposium: June 15, 2016

  • University of Rochester River Campus, Rochester, NY

  • Speaker: Dr. Heather Hackman

  • Topics: Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Course Design and Classroom Behavior, Navigating Bias-Related Incidents and Our Roles

Please contact to register for the program. Travel grants are available for CIRTL-participating graduate students and postdocs.

Downloadable Flyer (PDF)

Creating Inclusive Courses: Universal Design and Beyond

  • Thursday, May 26, from 3:00-5:30 pm
  • 107 Morrill Hall
  • Presenter: Dr. Peter Martin, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Education, Ithaca College

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The Practice of Inclusive Teaching in STEM

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 10:30-1:30 (lunch provided)
  • 226 Weill Hall
  • Panelists: Dr. Mark Lewis, Dr. Cissy Ballen, Nicholas Mason, Dr. Michelle Tong
  • Bring a syllabus or work on enhancing a provided one. Optional certificates are available - more details will be sent to interested registrants.


Downloadable Flyer (PDF)

The Future of Diversity: Rethinking Pedagogy in Diverse College Classrooms

  • Friday, April 15, 2016 from 3:00-4:30 pm
  • G-08 Uris Hall
  • Presenter: Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Ithaca College

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Inclusive Teaching Institute for Graduate Students and Postdocs

  • Friday and Saturday, February 12-13, 2016 from 9:30-2:00
  • 423 ILR Conference Center
  • By application - deadline: January 10, 2016



See Also:

CTE's Faculty Institute for Diversity



Funding for this series is provided by a grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates to the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning.