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Teaching Resources

As the second largest undergraduate college at Cornell University and the third largest college of its kind in the United States, it is imperative for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to have high-level teaching. Our faculty and teaching facilities are among the finest anywhere, and the college's educational programs are carefully designed to ensure that every student's education is geared to contemporary, real-world issues. With our teaching — one of the three components of our land-grant mission along with research and extension — we strive to improve the nation's food supply and maintain its safety, to enhance the environment, and to help people improve their lives.

CALS Canvas and Online Course Accessibility Support

The Office of University Counsel is requiring that online course materials launching Summer 2020 and beyond must be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Accessibility ensures that all students can equally access, use, and understand learning content. To facilitate this initiative, CALS leadership has created a college-wide network of staff to support CALS faculty ensuring that the online course content is accessible. If you need assistance in getting started with moving your class materials into Canvas and/or ensuring those materials meet the ADA accessibility requirements, please use this form to initiate a support request. Here is a link to the metrics for this program. 

CALS studios for classroom lecture capture

As instructors of CALS classes prepare their course materials for remote instruction, instructors may need to record their lectures in advance. Some instructors may not have an ideal location, equipment, or network conducive to create quality recordings of course content. CALS IT has equipped three rooms (Emerson 251 and 255 and Stocking 115) to be used as mini-studios for online instruction.  These mini-studios provide a reservable location where instructors can present or record electronic course content. Read more and reserve a studio.

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Teaching Assistantships

Graduate teaching assistants (TA) make many valuable contributions to CALS courses and to the students in those courses, and they themselves benefit from the TA experience.