CIRTL Network Events

Scott Wehrwein talks to a remote presenter in 2018.

These online events for graduate students and postdocs are led by faculty and staff from nearly 40 CIRTL Network universities. Event in these series are open to all on a drop-in basis through a web browser or the Blackboard Collaborate mobile app, with no pre-registration required. Group viewings may be offered for some events. Archived recordings may also be available. In past semesters, these events were known as CIRTLCasts or CIRTL Coffee Hours. Contact futurefaculty@cornell.edu with questions or to borrow equipment such as webcams and microphones.

Upcoming Series

Registration for Fall 2020 programming is now open! Events have live, real-time online sessions; event series include a handful of events that revolve around a unifying theme in teaching and learning. Participants can attend as many or as few events as they like in a given series. Events have no attendance cap, but participants are still required to register to get access to the sessions they wish to attend.

Engaging Students through High-Impact Practices

A four-part event series. Create a free CIRTL Network account to register for the sessions.

Overview of High-Impact Practices, Taxonomies, and Assessment

Monday, October 5, 2020 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET – Register for October 5

Learn the defining features of high-impact practices (like service learning, research, internships, etc.) and understand how these experiences can foster opportunities for student reflection and instructor assessment.

Global Learning and Engagement

Monday, October 12, 2020 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET Register for October 12

Learn about “global learning experiences,” how to incorporate them into your class, and how they can deepen student learning.

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience

Monday, October 19, 2020 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET – Register for October 19

Examine how course-based research experiences can promote equitable access to research for undergraduate students, and reflect on how you might incorporate course-based research into current or future classes.

Using an ePortfolio to Promote Reflection and Integration of Knowledge

Monday, November 2, 2020 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET – Register for November 2

Get an introduction to ePortfolios, view examples that reflect best-practices, and explore how you might implement ePortfolios for your own coursework.

Full list of upcoming CIRTL online events


Past Series

Exploring Careers in Teaching at a Community College

Thursdays, January 30, February 27, and March 19, 2020 from 1-2:30 pm ET

Thursdays, January 31, February 28, and April 11, 2019 from 1-2:30 pm ET

January 29, February 8, and 26, 2018 from 2-3:30pm ET 

Hear community college faculty from around the country discuss their experiences in these institutions in this three-part series.


Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM

Mondays, October 1, 8, 22, and 29, 2018 from 11:30am-12:30 pm ET

Explore how an evidence-based approach to implicit bias can promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning in this four-part, weekly online event series.


Productive Mentorship: Bringing Out the Best in Your Students (Part 2)

June 21 and 28, 2018 from 2-3 pm ET

Part two of our series on productive mentorship includes two events: a panel discussion on mental health and the mentor-mentee relationship, and a constructive debate on how mentoring has changed from over the past generations.

Productive Mentorship: Bringing Out the Best in Your Students (Part 1)

March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018 from 2-3 pm ET

Learn how research mentoring differs for graduate and undergraduate students, and how issues of equity and inclusion impact these important relationships.


Next Steps: Leveraging Your TAR Project for Future Funding Opportunities

July 18, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 pm ET

Learn how to use your Teaching-as-Research project to strengthen grant proposals in this drop-in event.


Digging Deeper: A Focus on Research using Qualitative Design

Thursdays, May 3, 10, and 17, 2018 from 2-3 pm ET

Get an introduction to qualitative research: what it is, and how to do it.


Exploring Inclusive Teaching within STEM Disciplines: Conversations Among Faculty, Future Faculty, and Students

April 12, 19, 26 and May 2, 2018 from 2-3 pm ET

Examine how inclusive teaching and issues of diversity differ across STEM disciplines in this four-part series.


Topics in STEMinism: Strategies for Inclusive Undergraduate STEM Education

February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018 from 2-3 pm ET 

Explore the ways social and cultural contexts shape the unique experiences of women pursuing undergraduate STEM degrees.

Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM

October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET

CIRTL at Cornell partnered with Graduate Women in STEM (GWIS Ithaca Chapter) to host local coffee and webinar viewing discussions of the October 2017 Topics in STEMinism series.