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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With the start of its 167th academic year this week, Cornell College welcomes not just students but nine new faculty members teaching a wide range of subjects. Read More About Cornell College welcomes 9 new faculty
John McGrane '73 spoke to the campus community as we started our first day of class for fall 2019. Read More About John McGrane ’73: Opening Convocation Speech
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