Past CIRTL Courses

Explore topics and descriptions of past online courses offered through the CIRTL Network, listed in alphabetical order

Active Courses

Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching (Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC)

Learn about developing effective, evidence-based STEM teaching practices at your own pace through online video modules and discussion boards in this 8-week MOOC. Offered through EdX Audit Track at no cost, with a letter of completion available from the instructors. Learn about all CIRTL-associated MOOCs. Offered: Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019

Basics of Online Learning and Teaching

This blended synchronous-asynchronous course provides an overview of effective online pedagogy and theory behind how to build your  own courses or modules. Learn and apply the fundamentals of online course design in 10 weeks. Offered: Summer 2023, Summer 2022, Spring 2021, Summer 2020, Spring 2017, Summer 2016, Summer 2015, Spring 2015, Summer 2014

The College Classroom

Get an introduction to key learning principles and the basics of effective, evidence-based teaching practices in this course about teaching in the college classroom. This course will focus on developing inclusive, learner-centered approaches to teaching. Students will explore the interconnectedness of learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities through both discussion of course materials and developing and practicing their own lesson plan. Offered: Fall 2021, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015

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. Offered: Summer 2023, Summer 2022, Summer 2021

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. Learn about all CIRTL-associated MOOCs. Offered: Summer 2023, Fall 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2014

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. View resources. Offered: Summer 2023, Summer 2022, Summer 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018

The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc

This 6-week course addresses foundational skills and career planning, establishing the professional habits postdocs will need to strategically prepare for their career and succeed in their postdoc. Learn about all CIRTL-associated MOOCs. Offered: Spring 2022

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 designed for postdoctoral fellows. This semester-long practicum has 5 online sessions. Participants will need to do most of their work outside of sessions, including teaching observations and guest lecturing. This course is limited to 30 participants. Offered: Fall 2022, Spring 2022

Research Mentor Training

Work with a community of peers to develop and improve your research mentoring skills in this engaging seminar. Students will develop their personal mentoring philosophy, learn how to articulate that philosophy across a variety of disciplines, and refine strategies for dealing with mentoring challenges. This intensive 6-week course meets online on Thursdays from March 17 through April 21 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Students will need to spend 1.5-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions. Offered: Spring 2022, Summer 2021, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014

Transforming Your Research Into Teaching

Learn how to build a course out of your research specialty in this 7-week course that guides grad students and postdocs through the fundamentals of course design. Offered: Summer 2023, Summer 2021, Summer 2020

Archived Courses

The Active Classroom – Successfully Implementing Small-Group Learning in STEM Courses (Short Course)

Fall 2014

Creating Assessments and Evaluation Plans

Fall 2016

Creating Assessments for the STEM Classroom

Fall 2017

CIRTL Reads: A Journal Club on STEM Teaching

Spring 2018, Fall 2014

The College Classroom: Teaching Inclusively

Fall 2017

Designing Your Course & Designing Yourself as a Teacher: A Simultaneous Process

Summer 2018

Developing a CV or Resume

Summer 2019, Summer 2017

Developing a Teaching Portfolio

Spring 2017

Disabling Difference in the STEM Classroom

Summer 2016

Diversity in the College Classroom

Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2014

Diversity in the College Classroom: Teaching the STEM Undergraduate

Fall 2016

Effective Teaching with Technology

Spring 2015

Engaging Students in the Teaching of Statistics (Short Course)

Summer 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018

Exploring New Technologies for Active Learning: Maximizing Student Engagement

Spring 2014

Equity in STEM for All Genders

Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017

Implementing Service-Learning in STEM Disciplines

Spring 2014

Integrating Creativity, Innovation, and Design Thinking in STEM Courses

Summer 2016

Level Up: Designing a Game-Based Learning Environment

Summer 2017

Online Assignments in STEM Courses: A Practical Guide (Short Course)

Summer 2015

Online Homework: A Practical Guide (Short Course)

Spring 2015

Online Teaching Practicum

Spring 2020, Summer 2019

Peer Instruction Using Clickers (Short Course)

Summer 2014

Planning Your Career – Developing Your Academic E-Portfolio

Summer 2014

Preparing Future STEM Faculty to Meet the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

Spring 2014

Practicum in Developing Assessments (Short Course)

Fall 2018

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning II

Spring 2015

Service Learning in STEM Classrooms: Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice

Spring 2017

Student-Centered Course Design (Short Course)

Fall 2014

Teacher Training Learning Modules

Spring 2014

Teaching as Research

Fall, 2017, Spring 2017

Teaching as Research: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning I

Fall 2014

Teaching Science and Engineering Through Debating Civic Issues

Spring 2014

Teaching with Technology

Fall 2017, Fall 2016

Understanding and Implementing Scholarly Teaching Practices

Spring 2014