Mission

Thirty-eight research universities that produce one-third of U.S. doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields now are members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), established in 2003 with support from the National Science Foundation to improve the teaching skills and increase the diversity of future STEM university faculty members.  The CIRTL mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers.

CIRTL Core Ideas

The CIRTL Core Ideas, often referred to as the Pillars, are at the foundation of all that CIRTL does: Teaching-as-Research, Learning Community, and Learning-through-Diversity. The teaching-as-research and learning community ideas formed the basis of the CIRTL proposal and strategic plan. Enhancing learning for all students has been woven into all CIRTL initiatives since the beginning, but only late in the first year of the project did we recognize the importance of making learning-through-diversity an explicit third foundational concept.

In addition to CIRTL building local learning communities at each member university, CIRTL emphasizes the importance of developing national connections through network exchanges and virtual courses. This allows students and faculty from institutions across the country to interact and engage with one another.  Additionally, local and Network programming is aligned with core learning outcomes that promote improving the quality of teaching in the sciences so that more students enjoy and stay in the sciences, and provides professional development opportunities and networking currently unavailable to many graduate students.

How to Get Involved

The CIRTL-UTA programs is designed to supplement your doctoral work, not distract you from it.  The programming focuses on building small learning communities for students to share and discuss the literature of teaching and learning in their discipline.  Additionally, workshops and other events will be offered several times each semester to provide an opportunity for all students to gain additional knowledge about the CIRTL Core Ideas.  The level of participation is up to each individual student.   Participants in CIRTL-UTA can earn certification on their transcripts at three levels: Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar, which can be used to demonstrate your commitment to quality teaching during your employment search.

Your relationship with CIRTL can continue after graduation, and you can continue to use CIRTL network and CIRTL-UTA resources and networks as you start your career

To get started, select Get Involved from the top menu bar to learn more about the our learning communities and upcoming workshops and events at UTA and those provided online through the CIRTL Network.  Also, email Dr. James P Grover (grover at uta dot edu) to sign up for the CIRTL-UTA listserv, and you will receive emails about upcoming programs. To subscribe to the UTA CIRTL email list, email Shashank Kumat (kumats at uta dot edu).

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CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH TEACHING AND LEARNING

  • Registration is open for our spring online courses, workshops, and events!
    Registration is open for our spring online courses, workshops, and events! Starting today, you can register to attend: 1. our 4-week short course on neuroinclusive learning environment (February 15 – March 7) 2. our annual Teaching-as-Research presentations (April 11) 3. an 8-part event series on academic professional development, with events starting January 18 4. a … Read more
  • Spring 2024 Programming Preview
    Hello Mavericks, this spring CIRTL is offering 3 courses, 2 event series, 1 event, and 3 workshops for graduate students and postdocs pursuing teaching careers in STEM disciplines. Spring programming covers a range of teaching and learning topics: evidence-based teaching fundamentals, academic professional development, science communication, and teaching-as-research. All programming takes place online in Zoom. … Read more
  • Coming Soon! New Grad Student & Postdoc Teaching Development Opportunities
    CIRTL-UTA is hiring a Graduate Research Assistant. We’ve made it to the second half of the fall term! We have a final round of teaching development opportunities for future faculty in November and December. For postdocs, University of British Columbia’s teaching practicum provides in-depth practice and learning over the course of a 5-month mentorship experience. … Read more
  • Workshops on Community College Careers and Accessibility in STEM Teaching
    Hello Mavericks! UT Arlington will host a workshop on Community College Faculty Careers, registration open. Accessible teaching practices can lower barriers while strengthening learning for all. So how can instructors improve their practice to make it more accessible? This fall we’re running three workshops exploring different facets of accessibility in STEM teaching: a two-part workshop … Read more

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