Established in 2003 with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning seeks to improve teaching skills and increase the diversity of future university faculty in STEM fields. Learn more about CIRTL's core ideas and learning outcomes.


CIRTL programming is implemented through a number of platforms, including courses, workshops, CIRTLcasts, MOOCs, journal clubs and more.

Below are some opportunities currently available for you to get involved. Scroll down or click on an opportunity to learn more.

Courses and MOOCS

Every semester, CIRTL offers a variety of online courses that leverage the expertise and diversity of faculty from across the CIRTL network.

All CIRTL courses - except MOOCs - blend synchronous and asynchronous learning in various online environments. That means that for everything but the MOOC, if you're going to sign up for a course, you have to be able to attend course sessions. Synchronous sessions for all of our courses except the MOOC will take place on Blackboard Collaborate, and asynchronous work will take place on Moodle. Please visit our Blackboard instruction page to familiarize yourself with the platform. You can read more about Moodle, other technological requirements, and important deadlines at our Course Logistics page. Lastly, don't forget to read the Course Preparation Checklist page to make sure you know what do to before the first class.

If you need to cancel your registration, please submit a drop form online.

CIRTL strives to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in CIRTL activities, programs, and courses. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact Kate Diamond (kdiamond3@wisc.edu) in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.

Title and Links Description Schedule Meeting Times Credits
An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching Designed to provide future STEM faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them 8 weeks, starts January 30 N/A N/A
Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching Learn about the “teaching as research” framework, a deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods used to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers 8 weeks, starts on January 30 N/A N/A
Teaching-as-Research This course will help students develop a full Teaching-as-Research proposal and will be poised to conduct their research in the summer or fall of 2017.  January 30 to April 3 Mondays, 11-12:30 CDT 1
The College Classroom Students will learn the basics of effective teaching as well as ideas in the forefront of college education, including digital approaches to teaching and learning. January 31 to April 18
Diversity in the Classroom Students in this course will explore research and theories explaining how diversity can affect learning and develop practical classroom strategies for creating learning environments that include all students. February 1 to March 29 Wednesdays, 11-12:30 CDT 1
Basics of Online Learning and Teaching Designed to help graduate students and postdocs new to teaching online learn how to design and run an effective course. February 2 to April 20 Dates and times vary 1
Research Mentor Training  Participants will work with a community of peers to develop and improve their mentoring skills. By the end of the seminar, participants should be able to clearly articulate a personal mentoring philosophy to anyone inside or outside their discipline, and describe multiple strategies for dealing with mentoring challenges.  February 2 to April 20 Thursdays, 2-3:15 CDT 1
Service-Learning in STEM Classrooms: Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice Introduction to the basics of service-learning pedagogy, with special focus on STEM disciplines.  February 7 to March 28 Tuesdays, 1-3pm CDT 1

CIRTL Journal Club

CIRTL Reads is a monthly online journal club co-hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder that expands Network participants’ understanding of STEM teaching and learning by discussing recent articles in pedagogy and current trends within STEM. Readings will be posted on the series' Moodle page, and participants are asked to submit discussion questions to the CIRTL Reads discussion leader, Dr. Adam Blanford (gtptiger@colorado.edu), at least 24 hours before the scheduled session.

When are sessions, and how do you join them? Sessions are 2-3PM ET on the second Monday of every month from February through April. Ahead of each session, you'll need to go to Moodle to read the month's article; to access the 2016-2017 CIRTL Reads Moodle page, please submit a request form.

Subscribe to the CIRTL Listserv

Keep up with Emory CIRTL opportunities by subscribing to the EMORY-CIRTL listserv.

You can automatically subscribe to the EMORY-CIRTL listserv by sending an e-mail with a blank subject line and the following single line in the body (i.e., no signatures) from the account to which you wish to receive messages:

CIRTL Contact

Cora MacBeth