The Cornell faculty are professionally active, nationally recognized scholars, artists, and musicians. They’ve earned degrees from Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, Columbia, and M.I.T.
But it’s teaching that fuels their passion. That’s why they chose Cornell, where they can teach one course—and one small group of intellectually ambitious students—at a time.
Here, teaching is more than a 45-minute lecture every other day. It is about give and take in the classroom, about personalized learning, team-based projects, individualized exploration, and close mentoring. It is collaborative learning at its best.
You’ll see your professors applauding your musical performances, cheering in the stands when you score your first soccer goal, and attending your senior art show. You’ll assist them in writing up the results of publishable research and accompany them to conferences to present jointly designed science posters.
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Professor of English Professor Kirilka Stavreva was recently elected to the Executive Board of the European Shakespeare Research Association. Read More About Stavreva elected to European Shakespeare Research Association board
Times Higher Education (THE) recently released a report in which Cornell College was listed in the top 10 for best faculty interactions with students. Read More About Cornell scores in top 10 for best faculty interactions with students
We followed Tina Michel, the first female technician employed by Cornell, for a day. Read More About One day on the Hilltop: Tina Michel, maintenance technician
Cornell College is saying goodbye to four faculty, including the last professor who had taught here on the semester system. Read More About 4 faculty complete 142 years of teaching
Students in Professor of Sociology Mary Olson’s course look through myriad lenses in order to better understand American Indians. Read More About One Course: American Indians: Culture, Activism, and Social Justice
Professor of Chemistry Craig Teague and his students have discovered that the by-products of soft drinks could help reduce global warming. A Cornell College team of researchers worked with other experts at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee on the idea starting in 2016, and their final conclusions were published in the journal article […] Read More About Soft drink by-products could reduce global warming
KCRG-TV 9 kicked off its Our Town: Mount Vernon coverage on June 3, 2019, with a story on Cornell College as a defining feature of the town. Read More About Cornell is focus on 1st night of KCRG’s Our Town: Mount Vernon
Cornell College Professor Andy McCollum and his summer research students were mentioned in an Iowa Public Radio story on dogs who locate ornate box turtles. Read More About CSRI researchers part of IPR story on turtle-seeking dogs
In addition to the overt beauty of this campus, Cornell excels in providing students with faculty who genuinely care about each student in and out of the classroom. Since most classes have fewer than 20 students, I was able to establish a personal connection with the professors from every class I took. What sets Cornell […] Read More About Nicola Etter ՚19 tells her Cornell story
Cornell is saying goodbye to four faculty, including the last professor who taught here on the semester The four have a total of 142 years of teaching. Read More About 4 faculty complete 142 years of teaching