Opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdocs: CIRTL Online Courses

by | Jan 12, 2018

Interested in learning about inclusive, evidence-based approaches to STEM teaching and learning? Sign up for one of the online, synchronous courses offered by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) this spring. Course registration closes on Monday, January 22.

We encourage STEM graduate students and postdocs to visit the CIRTL website to sign up (top right corner) and create a profile. Joining the CIRTL community is a great networking opportunity. You will be able to access online courses listed below as well as resources, job postings, and more.

Spring 2018 CIRTL Online Courses

Visit the CIRTL website to view full details including date and run times. Most courses start in late January with weekly online sessions. 

Diversity in the College Classroom
Understand the theory behind how diversity affects learning and develop practical classroom strategies in this course designed for STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs. (Sign up quickly — this course is almost full!)

CIRTL Reads Journal Club (short course)
Dive into the literature on STEM teaching and learning in this discussion-based journal club.

Research Mentor Training
Work with a community of peers to develop and improve your research mentoring skills in this engaging seminar.

The College Classroom
Get an introduction to key learning principles and the basics of effective teaching practices in this course about teaching in the STEM college classroom.

Engaging Students in the Teaching of Statistics (short course)
Learn about engaging, evidence-based pedagogical practices for statistics in this short course designed for current and future instructors. Note: registration for this course will remain open through Friday, March 9.

What is CIRTL?

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education that includes 41 research universities. CIRTL promotes the development of future STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers. The Network offers free online and in-person professional development resources. Columbia joined CIRTL in May 2016, and the CTL hosts local CIRTL offerings and produces programming for the CIRTL network. Learn more about CIRTL at Columbia here.

Interested in other CIRTL programming opportunities? Visit the CIRTL website to learn about all the spring programming offerings for graduate students including workshops, online events, and more. Find out more about on-campus CIRTL at Columbia offerings here.

Should you have any questions about CIRTL or related opportunities for graduate students, contact CTLgrads@columbia.edu.