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Committee on Teaching and Clinical Service

Committee's Charge

To improve the teaching and academic component of clinical service in the Department of Clinical Sciences.

Committee Chair

Daniel J. Fletcher, Associate Professor, Section of Emergency and Critical Care

Committee Members

Thomas Divers, Professor, Section of Large Animal Medicine, DCS Resident Advisor (ad hoc Committee member)
Eric Ledbetter, Associate Professor, Section of Ophthalmology
Carolyn McDaniel, Lecturer, Head of Foundation Course VII
John Randolph, Professor, Section of Small Animal Medicine

Residents & Interns

DCS Nestle-Purina Seminar Series
Presentations on current research or timely topics in medicine given by members of the faculty or invited speakers. All Cornell faculty, staff, students and collaborators invited.

Resident Seminar Series
Bi-weekly seminars designed to improve the teaching and research experiences for all CVM residents and interns.

Resident Seminars
Videotaped Lectures

Key seminars have been videotaped to allow continuing access to residents.
Note: Lectures may not be shared outside Cornell Veterinary Medicine.  NetID Log in required

Clinical Investigators' Day
Resident research seminar held annually in conjunction with the Fall NYS Veterinary Conference.  Interns and residents showcase their research endeavors and hone both written and oral presentation skills.  A judges panel will score and provide travel awards to the best presentations.

Advanced Veterinary Anesthesia Seminar Series

Weekly seminars by DCS faculty on anesthesia topics of interest to post-DVM trainees.

Small Animal Medicine Resident Seminar Series
Weekly in-depth discussions of topics for Small Animal ACVIM board preparation.  Fridays, 9:00-10:00am, CPC C2537

Pathophysiology Courses (surgical emphasis)
These 6 lecture courses, designed for the surgery resident and given by the faculty in the veterinary college, are system based (gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, urogenital, orthopedic, neurologic, and general principles) providing information central to the art of surgery and perioperative case management.

Intern Continuing Education Series

Designed to enhance the educational experience of recent graduates. Weekly lectures cover a wide range of topics, including emergency and critical care, surgery, oncology, and nutrition. Participants also will have an opportunity to present a Grand Rounds seminar with support from a faculty mentor.

Clinical Rounds -Log in required

Opportunities for Faculty Teaching Improvement

Locate special faculty seminars on teaching, education assessment workshops, faculty teaching certificate programs, graduate teaching excellence series, and resources for assessing student learning.

Cornell Peer Review of Teaching
CU Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

Charge: CTE staff provide support for faculty who are working on improving the classroom experience for their students. Feedback is provided only to you.

Contact:  Schedule classroom observations (along with pre- and post- observation meetings) by phone (607-255-3990) or email (

DCS Peer Review of Teaching
DCS Peer Review of Teaching Form

Charge: College faculty trained by CTE in peer review of teaching are available to observe classroom teaching and review teaching portfolios. Feedback provided to you and your department chair.

Contact: Select trained faculty member with guidance from your mentor and/or department chair to arrange pre- observation, classroom observation, and post-observation meetings.

Currently trained faculty: Dorothy Ainsworth, Jonathan Cheetham, Susan Fubini, Richard Hackett, Carolyn McDaniel, Linda Mizer, James Morrisey, John Randolph, Gretchen Schoeffler, and Meg Thompson.


Summarize how to assemble your teaching portfolio, including how to collect and present supporting data on teaching evaluations.

Teaching Evaluations by Students

Online resources and tools
Core Evaluation Questions
Supplementary Evaluation Questions

Current DCS Course Evaluation Templates

Special Opportunities for Faculty Teaching Improvement

Veterinary Education Worldwide

ViEW represents a community of individual scholars committed to excellence in veterinary education worldwide.
ViEW is a not-for-profit organization which brings together colleagues involved in veterinary education, and shares ideas and experiences with those from allied disciplines such as medicine, dentistry, and nursing. For more information, and to join, please go to

Helpful Links

e-Lists (Lyris)

Plagarism Detection (Turnitin)

Survey Tool (Qualtrics)

Audio/Video Production for Courses

CVM Flower-Sprecher Library Core Resource Collection

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