CIRTL Network Events
These drop-in online events for graduate students and postdocs are led by faculty and staff from 43 North American CIRTL Network universities. Archived recordings may be available later for some events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to borrow equipment such as webcams and microphones.
Events have live, real-time online sessions; event series include a handful of events that revolve around a unifying theme in teaching and learning. Participants can attend as many or as few events as they like in a given series. Events have no attendance cap, but participants are still required to register to get access to the Zoom meetings for sessions they wish to attend.
This series supports graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at all levels to articulate and build upon professional skills acquired within and outside of academic experiences. As these sessions empower participants toward the pursuit of liberating and versatile occupation possibilities, we will also resist perceived and received norms of the employment “use” of a graduate degree. No enrollment limits.
Join us to hear CIRTL alumni reflect on how they came into these positions: what made them pursue this career path; its benefits, stressors, and rewards; and how CIRTL shaped their interests, skills, and community. No enrollment limits.
Learn about teaching at community colleges straight from current staff & faculty! In this three-part series, we’ll hear faculty & staff reflect on the joys and challenges of teaching at a community college, the broad diversity of students in their courses and how that diversity enhances learning, and the ins and outs of finding a full-time teaching position at a community college. The panelists will take questions from future faculty throughout the presentations. This series is organized through the NSF INCLUDES Alliance Aspire: National Alliance for an Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty, as part of the Regional Collaborative initiatives.
Fostering Antiracist Student Learning Experiences
CIRTL Network Alumni Event Series
Join us for a summer event series exploring the different kinds of careers that CIRTL alumni pursue, how their experience in CIRTL impacted their interest in different career paths, and how that experience has shaped their professional work.
Engaging Students through High-Impact Practices
Mondays, October 5, 12, 19 and November 2, 2020
Learn the defining features of high-impact practices (like service learning, research, internships, etc.) and understand how these experiences can foster opportunities for student reflection and instructor assessment.
Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College
Fall 2022, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
Hear community college faculty from around the country discuss their experiences in these institutions in this three-part series.
Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM
Mondays, October 1, 8, 22, and 29, 2018
Explore how an evidence-based approach to implicit bias can promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning in this four-part, weekly online event series.
Productive Mentorship: Bringing Out the Best in Your Students
Part 1: March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
Part 2: June 21 and 28, 2018
Learn how research mentoring differs for graduate and undergraduate students, and how issues of equity and inclusion impact these important relationships. Part two of the series on productive mentorship included two events: a panel discussion on mental health and the mentor-mentee relationship, and a constructive debate on how mentoring has changed from over the past generations.
Next Steps: Leveraging Your TAR Project for Future Funding Opportunities
July 18, 2018
Learn how to use your Teaching-as-Research project to strengthen grant proposals in this drop-in event.
Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research using Qualitative Design
Thursdays, May 3, 10, and 17
Get an introduction to qualitative research: what it is, and how to do it.
Exploring Inclusive Teaching within STEM Disciplines: Conversations Among Faculty, Future Faculty, and Students
April 12, 19, 26 and May 2, 2018
Examine how inclusive teaching and issues of diversity differ across STEM disciplines in this four-part series.
Topics in STEMinism: Strategies for Inclusive Undergraduate STEM Education and Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM
February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017
Explore the ways social and cultural contexts shape the unique experiences of women pursuing undergraduate STEM degrees. The Graduate School’s CIRTL at Cornell program partnered with Graduate Women in STEM (GWIS Ithaca Chapter) to host local coffee and webinar viewing discussions of the October 2017 Topics in STEMinism series.