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 2021 Opportunities

Registration continues for our fall courses, events, and workshops on STEM teaching and learning! Seats are available in all our programming, but some courses and workshops are capped so sign up soon for the best chance of getting enrolled.

The College Classroom

Learn teaching and learning fundamentals in this 12-week course designed for STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs new to teaching.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 29 through December 15

Time: 2-3:30PM ET

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Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College (event series)

Become familiar with teaching careers at community colleges in this three-part series that explores the joys and challenges of teaching at a community college, the broad diversity of students in their courses, how that diversity enhances learning, and the ins/outs of finding a full-time teaching position at a community college.

Dates: Tuesdays - October 5, November 2, and December 7

Time: 1-2:30PM ET

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Research, Teaching, and Mentoring at Minority-Serving Institutions & Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Hear faculty from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) share their perspectives on being faculty at different types of institutions that serve diverse student populations.

Date: Thursday, October 7

Time: 3-4:30PM ET

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Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Draft a peer-reviewed teaching philosophy statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this two-part workshop.

Dates: Thursdays, September 9 and September 23

Time: 3-4:30PM ET

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Bring an Inclusive Mindset to Your Teaching

Learn about inclusive teaching approaches that build upon inclusive design frameworks, case studies, and educational research in this one-session workshop.

Date: Friday, October 8

Time: 11AM-12:30PM ET

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LinkedIn for Academics

Explore specific strategies to boost your professional networking on LinkedIn.

Date: Tuesday, October 12

Time: 12-1:30PM ET

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Teaching Citational Practice: A Critical Feminist Approach

Explore how to teach and model citational practice in ways that empower your students to question and challenge dominant intellectual genealogies and academic norms about who creates and holds knowledge.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 13 and October 27

Time: 11AM-12:30PM ET

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An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

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.

Dates: 8-week asynchronous course running September 27 through November 14.

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