[cirtl-announce] CIRTL Network Fall 2018 Programming Preview

By on August 14, 2018


Learning Community Builder Grant
Are you interested in receiving a Learning Community Builder (LCB) Grant of $500 (one time)? CIRTL-UTA is accepting applications for LCB grant for fall 2018. Please submit your application here.

Deadline for LCB Grant application is September 04, 2018.

To learn more about Learning Community Builder Grant please visit our LCB Grant page.

Teaching as Research (TAR) Grant
CIRTL-UTA is currently seeking motivated applicants for Teaching-As-Research (TAR) Project Grants, where you will have the opportunity to formally test student learning outcomes and various teaching methods.

We encourage team applications, and student/post doc/faculty partnerships. Students can apply for $500 grants for Teaching-as-Research project. Students completing a major milestone of the project such as collecting/analyzing large amounts of data or preparing for publication/presentation are eligible for CIRTL STEM Teaching Certification.

There is NO DEADLINE for submitting TAR grant applications.

Email lberry@uta.edu if you would like to inquire about funding availability. Please fill out the application in the following link: Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Grants.

For questions or comments please email lberry@uta.edu.

The CIRTL Network

This fall the CIRTL Network’s online programming includes 3 courses, 1 MOOC, 8 workshops, 2 event offerings. Schedules will be online and announced by August 20. CIRTL’s fall term runs from October 1 through December 14. Some workshops will take place before the term officially begins, but all drop-in events, MOOCs, and courses will fall within those dates. Early bird registration for participants from CIRTL member institutions will open August 20.

Questions about our programming? Contact us at info@cirtl.net.

Fall 2018 Online Courses

Courses have live, real-time online sessions and require regular homework outside of class meetings. Short courses typically meet weekly for one to two months, while full courses typically meet for two to three months. Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority.

Equity in STEM for All Genders
Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM in this 9-week online course. Cap: 35.

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-part online course. Cap: 40.

Planning your Teaching-as-Research Project
Plan and refine your own Teaching-as-Research project alongside a learning community of peers in this 10-week online course. Cap: 20.

Fall 2018 MOOC

CIRTL MOOCs take place on the EdX platform and use video-based modules, discussion boards, and peer-reviewed assignments to teach participants about evidence-based STEM teaching. Registration is required; there is no cost to participate and no enrollment cap. For more information, visit the CIRTL MOOC website.

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. No cap.

Fall 2018 Online Workshops

Workshops have live, real-time online sessions and require independent work outside of sessions. Workshops can have one, two, or three online sessions (multi-session workshops typically have one session per week). Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority.

Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan
Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans in this two-part online workshop. Cap: 75.

Creating Effective Learning Communities
Understand what makes for a successful learning community and develop strategies you can apply to your own communities in this two-part online workshop. Cap: 50.

Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom
Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this 1-part online workshop designed for international teaching assistants. Cap: 40.

Getting the Job: How to Frame and Sell Your Teaching-as-Research Experience in Your Job Search
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. Cap: 30.

Identifying and Developing Your Leadership Style
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. Cap: 50.

The Academic Job Search
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. Cap: 50.

Understanding and Implementing Metacognition in the Classroom
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. Cap: 25.

Writing an Effective NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Proposal
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. No cap.

Fall 2018 Online Drop-In Events

Events have live, real-time online sessions; event series include a handful of events that revolve around a unifying theme in STEM teaching and learning. Events run on a drop-in basis and do not require advance registration. Participants can attend as many or as few events as they like in a given series.

Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM (CIRTLCast Series)
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. No cap.

All-Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations
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. No cap.

Additional Info

CIRTL Academic Calender

CIRTL Academic Calender

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Drop-in Events

Upcoming MOOCs

Attending CIRTL Courses & Workshops

Attending CIRTL Events

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The CIRTL Network Website


Questions about our programming? Contact our help desk at info@cirtl.net.

Job Postings

Adjunct Instructors, Chatham University

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Opportunities across the Network

Many of our members run local activities that, while not official CIRTL programming, are open for broader participation. If you have a local program open to outside participants, let us know about it here.

The CIRTL Network is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. For more information about the CIRTL Network, visit us on the web at www.cirtl.net.

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This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1231286
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