Announcing Fall CIRTL Network Programming

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~ Excerpted from July 25, 2022 CIRTL Newsletter ~

Cornell University is an institutional member of the North American Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (or CIRTL) Network. CIRTL provides a variety of online programming designed to help STEM future faculty learn how to teach effectively and inclusively, and how to prepare for and navigate the academic job market. This fall, online CIRTL programming includes one course, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), five workshops, and an event series.

Some of this programming is already scheduled: a MOOC on evidence-based teaching, events on teaching at community colleges, and workshops on universal design, neurodivergence, and navigating your teaching development. The remainder of the programming will be scheduled by the end of July. Registration opens August 15. When registering for space-limited programming, attendees and alumni from CIRTL member institutions receive enrollment priority, and unaffiliated registrants are enrolled as space allows.

Sept. 26 – Nov. 20 | An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

Learn about STEM teaching through online video modules and discussion boards in this 8-week, self-paced Massive Open Online Course developed by CIRTL Network faculty. No cap. Registration opens late August.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 | Supporting Neurodivergent Students

Learn about common forms of neurodiversity, the obstacles that neurodiverse students might encounter in academia, and teaching strategies to overcome those obstacles in this one-session workshop. Cap: 50. Registration opens August 15.

Tuesdays, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1 | Finding Your Teaching Mentor

Draft a teaching development plan that reflects your local context and academic goals, and explore ways to find a mentor for your teaching development in this two-session workshop. Cap: 30. Registration opens August 15.

Thursdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 & Dec. 1 | Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College

Become familiar with teaching careers at community colleges in this three-part drop-in event series that explores the joys and challenges of teaching at a community college, the broad diversity of students in their courses, how that diversity enhances learning, and the ins and outs of finding a full-time teaching position at a community college. No cap. Registration opens August 15.

Wednesdays, Nov. 2 & 9 | Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning

Explore the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning and apply them to resources or practices you use in your own teaching in this two-session workshop. Cap: 75. Registration opens August 15.

Ethical Dilemmas in Inclusive Teaching: A Case Discussion | Workshop

Analyze a case study with fellow future faculty to explore common challenges that instructors experience and discuss inclusive solutions to those challenges in this one-session workshop. Schedule TBD. Cap: 25. Registration opens August 15.

Postdoc Teaching Practicum | Course

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. Schedule TBD. No cap. Registration opens August 15 (registration is limited to CIRTL members and alumni).

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement | Workshop

Draft a peer-reviewed teaching philosophy statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences in this two-part workshop. Schedule TBD. Cap: 50. Registration opens August 15.

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network is a network of 43 universities in the US and Canada committed to advancing inclusive, evidence-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. CIRTL has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation, the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information about the CIRTL Network, visit us online at www.cirtl.net or contact us at info@cirtl.net.