A group of CIRTL colleagues recently published a mixed-methods study on their experiences of community while facilitating a community of...
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
Committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education.
Our events offer the opportunity to engage with experts across the CIRTL Network without the more intensive time commitment of a course.
Every year, CIRTL hosts graduate students and postdocs from across the network to share the results of their Teaching-as-Research (TAR)...
This spring CIRTL is offering 3 courses, 2 event series, 1 event, and 3 workshops for graduate students and postdocs...
“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
Learn More about CIRTL
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
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.