CIRTL Courses

Students at a symposium

Online graduate courses from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network allow you to interact with faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students from 45 research universities. All participants who successfully complete course activities and assignments will receive a letter of completion. Optional local credit is available for some online CIRTL courses upon request, through a graduate individual study course number at the participant’s home institution. Cornell graduate students or postdocs interested in enrolling for independent study credit should contact Dr. Colleen McLinn at as early as possible, but no later than the second week of the corresponding Cornell semester.

Online Courses

Summer 2023 Courses

Planning Your Teaching-as-Research Project

Jumpstart your plans for a Teaching-as-Research project in this 6-week course designed to guide participants through developing a research question, identifying project methods and outcomes, and more. Cap: 25.

Basics of Online Learning and Teaching

Learn and apply the fundamentals of online course design in this 10-week course. Cap: 30.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Gain knowledge and skills to inspire and influence others, analyze an institution’s structure and become agents of change, particularly in a teaching context. Cap: 40.

First Year Faculty Teaching Academy

Learn teaching and learning fundamentals in this intensive 2-week course (typically 6 weeks) designed for future and early career faculty. Cap: 50.

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC)

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. Weekly asynchronous modules. No cap on participation.

Learn about all CIRTL-associated MOOCs.

CIRTL-Associated Courses

Transforming Your Research Into Teaching Short Course

Need a sample syllabus for a job application, teaching portfolio, or award nomination? Through asynchronous content and weekly zoom learning community meetings, participants in TYRIT develop a college-level course based on the area of their research expertise. Registration closes June 5. The course begins the week of June 12, with final project presentations the week of July 24.

Postdoc Academy: Building Skills for a Success Career

Join other postdocs preparing to transition into their next career step and broaden your skills toward your desired career context. Begins June 5 on EdX.

Summer 2023 CIRTL Network Programming Preview (also includes events, workshops and summer institutes)