Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning


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Established in 2003 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning seeks to improve teaching skills and increase the diversity of future university faculty in STEM fields.

Learn more about CIRTL's core ideas and learning outcomes

Programming

CIRTL programming is implemented through a number of platforms, including courses, workshops, CIRTLcasts, MOOCs, journal clubs and more.

Below are some opportunities currently available for you to get involved. To participate, you must sign up to participate in the CIRTL Network Commons

SUMMER 2021 Opportunities

This summer CIRTL's online programming includes four short courses, a MOOC, three teaching institutes, and one event series. Programming will be scheduled throughout April, and schedules will be posted on our website and announced in our newsletters as they are confirmed. Registration will open by early May.

Research Mentor Training

Develop your mentoring skills and knowledge in this intensive 5-week seminar designed for graduate students with mentoring experience.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 2 to July 7

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM ET

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Transforming Your Research Into Teaching

Learn how to build a course out of your research specialty in this 7-week course that guides grad students and postdocs through the fundamentals of course design.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 16 to July 28

Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM ET

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Planning Your Teaching-as-Research Project

Jumpstart your plans for a Teaching-as-Research project in this 6-week course designed to guide participants through developing a research question, identifying project methods and outcomes, and more.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 22 to July 27

Time: 2:00-3:30PM ET

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First-Year Faculty Teaching Academy

Learn teaching and learning fundamentals in this intensive 2-week course (typically 6 weeks) designed for future and early career faculty.

Dates: Tuesdays - Thursdays, July 13 - 15, and July 20 – 22

Time: 2:30-4:30PM ET

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How CIRTL Impacted My Career: Hearing from Academic and Research Staff

Join us to hear CIRTL alumni reflect on how they came to work in teaching and learning centers, professional development, and other academic support departments in higher ed. What made them pursue these career paths? What benefits, stressors, and rewards have they experienced? And how has CIRTL shaped their interests, skills, and community?

 

How CIRTL Impacted My Career: Hearing from Teaching Faculty

Join us to hear CIRTL alumni from Elon University, University of Florida, Lawrence University, and Tarleton State University reflect on how they became teaching faculty, what their jobs are like big and small institutions, and how their participation in CIRTL impacted their interests and experience.

How CIRTL Impacted My Career: Hearing from Beyond Academia

Join us to hear CIRTL alumni reflect on how they came into their non-academic careers: what made them pursue this path; its benefits, stressors, and rewards; and how CIRTL shaped their interests, skills, and community. We’ll hear from alumni working in consulting, at the National Institutes of Health, and at BioQuest.

The Johns Hopkins Teaching Institute

Learn common themes and challenges of teaching in higher ed during this 4-day institute. Due to COVID-19, this institute will take place online.

Dates: June 8 to June 11

Time: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET

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CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute at University of British Columbia

This 8-day institute consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to STEM graduate students and scholars new to teaching. Due to COVID-19, this institute will take place online.

Dates: June 14 to June 23

Time: 12:00PM-8:00PM ET

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2021 Online Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

Get a thorough introduction to CIRTL's approach to STEM education and work with disciplinary peers to develop a microteaching project in this week-long online institute.

Dates: July 12 to July 16

Time: 12:00PM-5:00PM ET

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Exploring Diversity in Implicit Leadership Theories and Their Role in Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Learn about implicit leadership theories (ILT) in this two-part workshop designed to help grad students and postdocs understand your own perceptions of leadership, and how those perceptions impact how you teach, how you work within departments, how you mentor, and more.

Dates: July 26 & July 29

Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM ET

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Inclusive STEM Teaching Project MOOC

Join the NSF-funded Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative for a 7-week Massive Open Online Course this summer on inclusive STEM teaching practices. The asynchronous course is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff so that they may cultivate inclusive learning environments for all of their students.

Students enrolled in the MOOC have the option to join accompanying learning communities led by trained facilitators at institutions across the country. Learning communities have weekly online meetings to provide space for further discussion, reflection, and community building.

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching MOOC

Learn about STEM teaching at your own pace through online video modules and discussion boards in this 8-week MOOC developed by CIRTL Network faculty.