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Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

Transforming higher education through implementing innovative, culturally responsive pedagogy that benefits all learners.

Our Mission

The CIRTL mission is to develop future faculty committed to implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices to enrich undergraduate education that is accessible to all learners. Learn more about CIRTL

Upcoming Events

Our events offer the opportunity to engage with experts across the CIRTL Network without the more intensive time commitment of a course.

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“CIRTL provided me with the confidence to enter the classroom and other instructional settings on Day 1! The skills developed through CIRTL have been instrumental in my transition to full-time academia.” – Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Core Ideas

CIRTL programs draw upon three core ideas that guide our approach to preparing future faculty:

  • Learning through Diversity (LtD)
  • Teaching-as-Research (TAR)
  • Learning Communities (LC)

Student & Faculty Benefits

Through CIRTL programming, graduate students and postdocs build skills, prepare for teaching roles, and gain an advantage in their job search. Faculty and institutions also gain benefits from engaging with our international community of STEM and education innovators.

Projects & Partnerships

CIRTL Institutions often partner together, and with external organizations, on grant-funded projects. These opportunities provide additional support for local teams and allow exploration of new teaching techniques, equity, inclusion and change initiatives, research, and more.

“CIRTL really shapes my ongoing perspective as a teacher. I’m constantly reaching out to resources within the network, friends and teachers, mentors that I met for support, but also those ideas and just that habit formed of thinking about our teaching, as research, trying new things, trying to make a difference. CIRTL really set that up for me.” – Associate Professor of Psychology

Our Network

The CIRTL Network includes 45 research universities across the United States and Canada. Each university houses a local CIRTL community, unique in its student populations, programs, and special areas of expertise. Together we bring that value of diversity and knowledge to our cross-Network, creating engaging programs that support teaching excellence and shared learning.

Interested in joining the CIRTL Network? Learn more about our annual membership cycle or contact us with any questions.

map of CIRTL institutions across the United States and Canada