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This fall CIRTL’s online programming includes one course, a MOOC, five workshops, and an event series. Programming will be scheduled throughout July, and schedules will be posted on our website and announced in our newsletters as they are confirmed. Registration will open by mid August.

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Courses have live, real-time online sessions and require regular homework outside of those class meetings. Registration is required and is limited to CIRTL members and alumni.

Postdoc Teaching Practicum

Work with an experienced instructor in your discipline to enhance your understanding and experience of teaching a university course in this semester-long mentorship program. No cap (registration is limited to CIRTL members and alumni).

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.

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

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.


Workshops have live, real-time online sessions and require independent work outside of those meetings. Registration is required and is limited to CIRTL members and alumni.

Ethical Dilemmas in Inclusive Teaching: A Case Discussion

Analyze a case study with fellow future faculty to explore common challenges that instructors experience and discuss inclusive solutions to those challenges in this one-session workshop. Cap: 25.

Finding Your Teaching Mentor

Draft a teaching development plan that reflects your local context and academic goals, and explore ways to find a mentor for your teaching development in this two-session workshop. Cap: 30.

Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning

Explore the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning and apply them to resources or practices you use in your own teaching in this two-session workshop. Cap: 75.

Supporting Neurodivergent Students

Learn about common forms of neurodiversity, the obstacles that neurodiverse students might encounter in academia, and teaching strategies to overcome those obstacles in this one-session workshop. Cap: 50.

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement

Draft a peer-reviewed teaching philosophy statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this two-part workshop. 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.

Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College (event series)
Become familiar with teaching careers at community colleges in this three-part series that explores the joys and challenges of teaching at a community college, the broad diversity of students in their courses, how that diversity enhances learning, and the ins/outs of finding a full-time teaching position at a community college. No cap.