The CIRTL Network and CIRTL-UTA Programming Updates

By on February 5, 2019

The CIRTL Network – There’s Still Time to Get Involved in Spring Programming

Although much of the spring semester programming is now fully enrolled, a drop-in event series and an online workshop are open, both of which explore facets of teaching careers at community colleges. Furthermore, registration for the spring MOOC is ongoing.

Looking for something else? The CIRTL Network offers a wide range of programming to provide participants with professional development and to teach them about four pedagogical fundamentals : evidence-based teaching, learning-through-diversity, teaching-as-research, and learning communities.

Questions about our programming? Contact us at

Spring 2019 Online Workshops
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.

Faculty Advising in a Community College Setting
Wednesday 4/22 : 2:00-4:00PM ET / 1:00AM-3:00PM CT / 12:00-2:00PM MT / 11:00AM-1:00PM PT
Advising students is a key role that many faculty play in addition to engaging students in classroom or research settings. This workshop is designed to help all future and current faculty learn how to advise effectively. Register by 4/19/19.

Spring 2019 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.

Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College
Schedule Thursdays 1/31, 2/28 & 4/11: 1-2:30PM ET / 12-1:30PM CT / 11AM-12:30PM MT / 10-11:30AM PT
Drop in on events in this three-part series to learn more about what it’s like to work at a community college. No cap.
Thursday, January 31: Introduction to Teaching at a Community College
Thursday, February 28: Getting Hired at Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels
Thursday, April 11: Understanding Diversity and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting .

Resource Spotlight: CIRTL Program Evaluation Collection

Do you help to run local CIRTL programming on your campus? Our collection of CIRTL program evaluation materials might be helpful! Check out the full thing to see sample questions and guides to help you construct your own evaluation instruments.

Job Posting

STEM Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, UMBC

Postdoctoral Fellowships, PhD studentships, and Research Assistantships available in Global Mental Health research in China

Thinking Matters Teaching Fellow, Stanford University (Deadline: 1/31/19)

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CIRTL-UTA Spring 2019 Events

Evidence-based Teaching: What is it and How it Can Improve Teaching and Learning in Your Classroom
Date:February 13, 2019
Location: Life Science Building, Room # 121
Time: 12:00-1.30 pm

Hosted by: Lisa Berry
Co-Administrative Leader, CIRTL–UTA & Director, LINK Research Lab

Incorporating evidence-based teaching practices can provide valuable information to an instructor on student learning. However, how can we make use of this practice given the overwhelming demands of research, service, and teaching in higher education? Participants will learn about current evidence-based teaching projects at UTA and discuss and share realistic ideas for implementing course redesigns or conducting research.

Lunch will be provided; Registration required. Registration link will be announced shortly.

Teaching with Technology (Onine webinar)
Date:February 28, 2019
Location: LINK Research Lab, 246 Nedderman Hall
Time: 12:00-1.30 pm

Hosted by: CIRTL-UTA

Presenter: Robin Sullivan, Online Learning Specialist, University of Buffalo, State University of New York, Center for Educational Innovation

Attendees will participate in a CIRTL Network webinar and engage with local attendees to share experiences and explore real world possibilities for teaching with technology. The webinar will address how technology can help us increase teaching effectiveness and student learning. Additionally, it will introduce participants to a variety of digital tools to engage students in learning. Examples of digital tools are blogs and wikis, collaborative space, audio-video, social media, and mobile applications.

Lunch will be provided; Registration required. Registration link will be announced soon.

Workshop on Community College Teaching Jobs

Workshop Will be hosted by-
Dr. James P. Grover
Professor of Biology
The University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Jean Maines
Professor of Biology, Tarrant County College

Learn about careers as full-time faculty members in community colleges. Activities in the workshop will include:

    • Information about requirements for a faculty appointment, expectations for teaching, and characteristics of students
    • An opportunity to meet and hear from community college faculty about their professional development and the rewards of their careers
    • An opportunity to plan a visit to observe a class at Tarrant County College
    • This workshop is open to graduate students, Post-docs and faculty members.

Event Date: February 08, 2019. Registration is closed!

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
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: 608.263.0630, Fax: 608.265.0538

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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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