Office of Curriculum Development & Instructional Support
As the second largest undergraduate college at Cornell University and the third largest college of its kind in the United States, CALS educators contribute to the development of thousands of researchers, lawmakers, educators, innovators, and game-changers.
Through course design and high-impact teaching practices, CALS faculty and academic staff embrace and promote our core values in the classroom to:
Support free and open intellectual inquiry and expression
Sustain excellence in teaching, research and public engagement
Use knowledge to enlighten ourselves and benefit the world
Reward and recognize merit, creativity and innovation
Treat all individuals with dignity, respect and fairness
Embrace difference and diversity
Promote cross-cultural and cross-national understanding
Be a collaborative, collegial and caring community
Be accessible and affordable to all who meet high academic standards
The Office of Curriculum Development and Instructional Support provides CALS faculty and academic staff with resources, assistance, and guidance on:
Inclusive, student-centered teaching practices
Developing course activities and assessments
Course design and transformation
Innovative solutions to teaching challenges
Fostering resiliency and a sense of belonging in the classroom
Promoting critical thinking, metacognition, and higher-order thinking
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