Courses have live, real-time online sessions and require regular homework outside of those 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.
Tuesdays, June 22 through July 27
3-4:30PM AT / 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT
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. Cap: 20.
Tuesdays - Thursdays, July 13 - 15 and July 20 - 22
3:30-5:30PM AT / 2:30-4:30PM ET / 1:30-3:30PM CT / 12:30-2:30PM MT / 11:30AM-1:30PM PT
Learn teaching and learning fundamentals in this intensive 2-week course (typically 6 weeks) designed for future and early career faculty. Cap: 50.
Wednesdays, June 2 to July 7
11AM - 1PM AT / 10AM-12PM ET / 9-11AM CT / 8-10AM MT / 7-9AM PT
Develop your mentoring skills and knowledge in this intensive 5-week seminar designed for graduate students with mentoring experience. Cap: 20.
Wednesdays, June 16 to July 28 4-5PM AT / 3-4PM ET / 2-3PM CT / 1-2PM MT / 12-1PM PT
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. Cap: 20.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
CIRTL MOOCs take place on the EdX platform and use video-based modules, discussion boards, and peer-reviewed assignments to teach participants about different aspects of evidence-based STEM teaching over the course of 8 weeks. Registration is required; there is no cost to participate and no enrollment cap. For more information, visit the CIRTL MOOC website.
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. Registration opens May 17.
Teaching institutes are multi-day, intensive sessions aimed at improving grad students' and postdocs' STEM teaching skills. Institutes can last several days or an entire week and can take place in person or online; the universities that host these institutes reserve a select number of seats specifically for participants from across the CIRTL Network. All institutes will take place online due to COVID-19. Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority.
Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16 1-6PM AT / 12-5PM ET / 11AM-4PM CT / 10AM-3PM MT / 9AM-2PM PT
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. Cap: 36.
Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 23 1-9PM AT / 12-8PM ET / 11AM-7PM CT / 10AM-6PM MT / 9AM-5PM PT
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. Cap: 10 CIRTL participants.
Tuesday, June 8 through Friday, June 11 9:30AM-4PM AT / 8:30AM-3PM ET / 7:30AM - 2PM CT / 6:30AM - 1PM MT / 5:30AM - 12PM PT
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. Cap: 20 CIRTL participants.
Workshops have live, real-time online sessions and require independent work outside of those meetings. 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.
Monday and Thursday, July 26 and 29 2-3:30PM AT / 1-2:30PM ET / 12-1:30PM CT / 11AM-12:30PM MT / 10-11:30AM PT
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. Cap: 50.
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.
CIRTL Network Alumni Event Series
Join us for a summer event series exploring the different kinds of careers that CIRTL alumni pursue, how their experience in CIRTL impacted their interest in different career paths, and how that experience has shaped their professional work. No cap. Schedule & registration TBD.