CIRTL’s cross-Network programming is provided entirely through contributions from our member institutions. Our programming consists of courses, events, workshops, and teaching institutes. To contribute cross-Network programming, you must submit a programming proposal to CIRTL. This page compiles the many resources we maintain on the cross-Network proposal process and what it takes to teach one of our programs.
Specific planning dates for when key steps in the programming process occur are available on our Cross-Network Proposal Timeline page.
Anyone who wants to run programming for the cross-Network must submit a proposal for the program they’d like to run, propose a schedule, plan out online sessions, determine grading and completion criteria (for courses), run online synchronous sessions, provide feedback and final grades to students (again, for courses), distribute student evaluations at the end of the semester, and submit a formal reflection to the CNOG.
The CNOG reviews proposals, provides feedback based on past evaluation and assessment materials from similar programming, and then reviews evaluation and assessment materials after the semester is over. Those materials help inform the next round of proposal reviews.
CIRTL staff work with proposers during the proposal process, confirm logistics (mainly setting a schedules) after the CNOG approves proposals, promote programming through different communications platforms, manage registration and enrollment for courses and workshops, help with initial lesson planning, sit in on all online sessions as needed to provide technical support, and develop evaluation and assessment materials for all programming.
Local leaders must be aware of any proposals submitted from their institutions, and at the end of the semester instructors, facilitators, hosts, and organizers are expected to talk through their evaluations and reflection materials with their leaders as well.
Students are responsible for registering to attend courses, events, workshops, and institutes. They are responsible for telling instructors if they are taking a course for a grade. They are responsible for doing all required work and attending online sessions regardless of whether they receive credit for it or not.