CIRTL Network Events

Scott Wehrwein talks to a remote presenter in 2018.

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 with questions or to borrow equipment such as webcams and microphones.

Current Series

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.

Summer 2024

Book Club: “Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom” (May 22-June 26)

Join this teaching and learning book club hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder to read and discuss Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy’s book Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom. Participants will discuss the text and explore ways we can apply this understanding in our own classrooms and university lives. Book club registration

Past Series

Spring 2024

Spring 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility

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.

How CIRTL Has Impacted My Career: Hearing From CIRTL Alumni

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.

Fall 2022

Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College

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

Fall 2021

Explore frameworks to unpack systemic racism, hear from faculty and grad students who have fostered their own sustainable antiracist teaching practices, and reflect on your own ability to build an equitable learning environment in this four-part series.

CIRTL Network Alumni Event Series

Summer 2021

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.