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.


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.