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 futurefaculty@cornell.edu as early as possible, but no later than the second week of the corresponding Cornell semester.

Online Courses

Spring 2022 Courses

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. This course is limited to 20 participants.

  • Registration opens on December 13 at noon ET.

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 at 1:00-3:00 pm ET on Wednesday, January 12, February 2, March 2, March 23, and April 20. 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.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  • 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. Asynchronous modules start January 24, 2022.

Learn about all CIRTL-associated MOOCs.

 

Fall 2021 Courses

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. This 12-week course has weekly online sessions on Wednesdays at 2:00-3:30 pm ET from September 29 through December 15. Participants will need to spend 1.5-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions. This course is limited to 30 participants.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)