CIRTL Network 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 42 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 2022 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.

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.

Summer 2022 CIRTL Network Programming Preview (includes workshops and online summer institutes)