CIRTL Network Teaching Institutes

6th National CIRTL Forum

Preparing Future Faculty as Change Leaders Toward Inclusive STEM Higher Education

Drexel University
October 13-15, 2019

Over Cornell fall break, join future faculty, current faculty, and university leaders focused on improving undergraduate STEM education at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Registration due August 1, 2019.

At this NSF-supported gathering, participants will explore topics such as:

  • Preparing future faculty to enhance the success of all students
  • Promoting diversity in STEM through evidence-based pedagogy
  • Change leadership in undergraduate STEM education

The CIRTL Forum will also include a poster session highlighting Teaching as Research projects and future faculty development program results.

Please contact Dr. Colleen McLinn at if you are a current Cornell community member who plans to attend, and we may be able to reimburse your registration fee.

More information and registration

Summer 2019 Teaching Institutes

Cornell graduate students and postdocs are invited to register for multi-day teaching institutes being hosted across the CIRTL Network in Summer 2019. Some institutes provide meals or partial lodging. If you are a Cornell community member interested in applying for travel reimbursement contact Dr. Colleen McLinn at as soon as possible after applying to the desired institute. Preference will be given to participants in CIRTL certificate programs.

Teaching Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University
May 29-31, 2019 or June 6-7, 2019

Learn common themes and challenges of teaching in higher education during this three-day institute, running twice this summer, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland on East Coast of the U.S.

Summer Teaching Institute at the University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia
June 10-14, 2019

This institute consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduate students and scholars who are new to teaching. During the institute, participants will teach three short lessons and receive feedback from their peers. Held at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus in western Canada.

CIRTL Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

Meets Online
June 17-21, 2019

Get a thorough introduction to CIRTL’s approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in this completely online summer teaching institute.

Evidence-Based Introduction to Teaching (EBIT) Institute

University of Colorado at Boulder
July 29-August 2, 2019

Learn how to develop course content and assessments in this institute for postdocs and new faculty in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

See past CIRTL summer institutes