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


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

Fall 2018 Opportunities

Every semester, CIRTL offers a variety of online courses and programming that leverage the expertise and diversity of faculty from across the CIRTL network. Visit the CIRTL website for descriptions, schedules, suggested credits (where applicable) and registration instructions.

Fall 2018 Opportunities
Planning your teaching-as-research project (full course)Plan and refine your own Teaching-as-Research project alongside a learning community of peers in this 10-week online course.
Practicum in developing assessments (short course)Develop two commonly used STEM assessments, multiple choice questions and classroom activities, and strengthen them through peer-review feedback in this 3-week online course.
Equity in STEM for all genders (full course)Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM in this 9-week online course.
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.
Creating and owning your individual development plan (workshop)Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans in this two-part online workshop.
Creating effective learning communities (workshop)Understand what makes for a successful learning community and develop strategies you can apply to your own communities in this two-part online workshop.
Getting ready to teach in the American classroom (workshop)Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this 1-part online workshop designed for international teaching assistants.
Getting the job: How to frame and sell your teaching-as-research experience in your job search (workshop)Practice specific ways you can turn your Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project into an asset in the job hunt in this 2-part online workshop designed for students who have completed a TAR project.
Identifying and developing your leadership style (workshop)Understand the difference between management and leadership, and learn skills that will help you do both well when you become a faculty member in this 2-part online workshop.
The academic job search (workshop)Learn how to navigate the academic job market and uncover a wide range of tools and resources available to academics on the job hunt in this 2-part online workshop.
Understanding and implementing metacognition in the classroom (workshop)Dive into "metacognition" - or thinking about one's own thinking - and how it impacts your students' learning in this 2-part online workshop facilitated by doctoral students at Columbia University.
Writing an effective NSF GRFP proposal (workshop)Get a guided introduction to the application process for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program in this unique 3-part workshop that blends recorded lectures with a synchronous online session to bring participants together from all across the country.
Addressing implicit bias in STEM (drop-in event)Explore how an evidence-based approach to implicit bias can promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning in this four-part, weekly online event series.
All-network teaching-as-research presentations (drop-in event)Hear grad students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research projects in this stand-alone, drop-in online event.