Past CIRTL Network Institutes

Past 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 futurefaculty@cornell.edu if you are a current Cornell community member who plans to attend, and we may be able to reimburse your registration fee.

Summer 2019

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 futurefaculty@cornell.edu 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.

Summer 2018

Introduction to Problem-Based Learning

University of Delaware
May 22-24, 2018

Get an introduction to inquiry-based instructional approaches centered around problem-based learning in this three-day, in-person teaching institute at the University of Delaware.

Teaching Institute – Johns Hopkins University I

Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus
May 30-June 1, 2018

This three-day intensive workshop, led by experienced Johns Hopkins University faculty, has been designed to address common themes and challenges in teaching and education at the post-secondary level. Through faculty presentations and group work, you will learn about innovations and research in undergraduate education.

Teaching Institute – Johns Hopkins University II

Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore Campus
June 6-8, 2018

This three-day intensive workshop, led by experienced Johns Hopkins University faculty, has been designed to address common themes and challenges in teaching and education at the post-secondary level. Through faculty presentations and group work, you will learn about innovations and research in undergraduate education.

Summer Teaching Institute

""University of British Columbia
July 9-13, 2018

This institute consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to STEM Graduate Students and scholars new to teaching. During the institute participants will teach three short lessons and receive feedback from their peers.

Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching (Online)

Meets Online
July 23-27, 2018

This 5 day online workshop designed to have participants meet the goals and learning outcomes of the CIRTL Associates Level Certificate. During the workshop participants will be engaged in both asynchronous and synchronous on-line presentations, discussions and working groups to develop a teaching activity that incorporates the CIRTL Core Ideas.

Evidence-Based Introduction to Teaching Institute for Postdocs

University of Colorado at Boulder
July 23-27, 2018

Calling all STEM postdocs and new faculty! Teaching for the first time? Interested in improving your teaching? Join us at EBIT, a five-day, four-hour per day summer institute for postdocs and new faculty that uses the engineering principles of “Design, Build, Test, and Iterate” to develop course content and assessments. Take part in a genuine student-centered learning experience that will help you in your job search or help start your job off right! Topics addressed in this institute include: Educational research techniques, learning objectives, targeted assessments, active teaching strategies, and other CIRTL Core Ideas.

Learn more about Summer 2018 teaching institutes

Fall 2017

One-Day Regional Institute: Teaching at Teaching-Intensive Institutions

Westfield State University
Friday, October 6, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, a CIRTL Network institution, co-sponsored “Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions” on Friday, October 6, 2017. The one-day, face-to-face teaching institute took place at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts.

The day-long institute introduced graduate students and postdocs to faculty careers at teaching-intensive institutions. Many faculty enjoy rewarding careers at colleges and universities that primarily emphasize teaching, including liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and regional comprehensive universities. This event provided participants with a valuable opportunity to learn from and network with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region.

The institute was offered at no cost. Participants were responsible for their own travel and lodging; lunch was provided. Questions? Contact Amherst’s Office of Professional Development at opd@grad.umass.edu


Summer 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Evidence-Based Teaching Institute

  • July 24-28, 2017
  • Boulder, CO
  • Target audience: Postdocs and new faculty members
  • No fee, but participants are responsible for own travel and lodging

Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute

  • May 30-June 1, 2017 or
  • June 6-8, 2017
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Lodging and meals available at no cost

Evidence-Based Teaching Institute at Vanderbilt University

  • May 22-23, 2017
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Lodging available at no cost

Summer 2016

Evidence-Based Teaching Institute at Vanderbilt University

  • May 19-20, 2016
  • August 18-19, 2016
  • Nashville, TN

STRIPE Teaching Institute for Postdocs at CU Boulder

  • June 13-17, 2016
  • Boulder, CO

Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute

  • May 24-26, 2016
  • Baltimore, MD

Northeast Regional Learning Community on Inclusive Teaching

  • Readings and online discussions: May 1-June 11, 2016
  • One-day in-person symposium: June 15, 2016
  • Rochester, NY

A 7-week program for current and future faculty at Cornell, Columbia, University of Rochester, and University at Buffalo. Through online group discussions and in-person workshops, participants will develop an understanding of the impact of identity, attitudes, and biases on student learning, and explore teaching strategies to create more inclusive learning environments.

  • Speaker for June 15 symposium: Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Sessions:
    • Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Course Design and Classroom Behavior
    • Navigating Bias-Related Incidents and Our Roles

Please contact indrani.singh@rochester.edu to register for the program. Travel grants are available for CIRTL-participating graduate students and postdocs.