ALS 6014: Theater Techniques for Enhancing Teaching and Public Speaking

Tuesdays, 4:15-6:15pm
1 credit, S/U grading only
Class number: 18031 (requires instructor consent)
Meets from August 23 – October 4*, plus a final presentation event to be scheduled

Theresa Pettit (tp64), Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Colleen McLinn (cmm252), Director, Cornell University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning


Are you inspired by the projects that graduate students have been doing on teaching effectiveness? The Center for Teaching Excellence has extended the deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 Graduate Research and Teaching Fellows program.

Graduate Research and Teaching Fellows (GRTFs) develop and implement programs and resources that foster teaching excellence at Cornell University. In addition, they learn to use research strategies to understand, inform and enhance their teaching.

Grad students, postdocs, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a regional learning community on Inclusive Teaching this summer, open to current and future faculty at Cornell, Columbia, University at Buffalo and University at Rochester.
Starting May 1 and continuing through June 11, participants will receive online readings and opportunities for group discussion related to various themes such as growth mindset, implicit bias, privilege, and inclusive language. 

Are you passionate about teaching? Would you like to become an effective teacher at the college or university level? The Center for Teaching Excellence offers two fellowship programs (Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship and Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship) to all Cornell graduate students.


Do you know a Cornell Faculty member who displays extraordinary commitment to graduate and/or professional students?

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) is currently seeking nominations for its fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring of Graduate and Professional Students. Click here for details about the selection criteria and how to submit a nomination.


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 (2 credits) this spring.


We are looking for Graduate/Professional Student Representatives!


The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as “The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund” for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America.  The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States and have received baccalaureate degr


Do you want to be a part of the University dialogue on sexual violence and prevention efforts as it impacts graduate and professional students on and off-campus?  Do you want to not only learn what requirements have been established with federal and state law, but be a part of a group that is committed to creating a culture change that does not include sexual violence?  


On Monday, August 24th, the Graduate School welcomed new graduate and professionals students at our annual Orientation program in Barton Hall.   Along with participating in a robust resource fair, new students networked over breakfast joined mini-sessions on fellowships, mindful meditation, and even Ithaca's beautiful winter weather!