CIRTL at the U of R
CIRTL at the University of Rochester
Welcome to the University of Rochester's information site about all things CIRTL - the Center for the integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.
CIRTL is an NSF-funded consortium of universities from across the country whose mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers, particularly in the STEM disciplines. It aims to achieve this by:
- Establishing interdisciplinary learning communities at every Network university, each founded on the CIRTL core ideas and each effectively preparing graduates-through-faculty to use and improve best practices in STEM teaching and learning with attention to diverse student audiences;
- Establishing a cross-network learning community by which graduates-through-faculty across the Network are better prepared for teaching as a consequence of the diversity of the universities;
- Fostering transitions from the Network learning communities into faculty positions that sustain the concepts, practices, and attitudes developed while graduate students or postdocs;
- Enhancing graduate education in teaching and learning at universities beyond the CIRTL Network.
Are you interested in obtaining some teaching experience outside of TA-ing? Are you curious about how to develop your teaching skills while you are still a graduate student or post-doc? Would you like to learn more about the concept of teaching-as-research (TAR)? Would you like to apply for a $1k year-long grant to explore teaching-as-research?
Attend an informational lunch to learn about the UR's CIRTL Program (CIRTL@UR) and how you can get involved! We will discuss the concept of teaching-as-research and how you can apply for the TAR grants in the STEM fields (there may be a limited number of grants available for the humanities/social sciences as well).
The grants will begin in Spring 2014 with preparation for the teaching-as-research project and exploration of different teaching methodologies, while creating a community of those interested in teaching. The actual implementation of the TAR project will commence in the Fall semester.
When: Wednesday, November 20th.
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Venue: Dewey 1-160A (CETL)
RSVP: Janice VanOpdorp (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Please note that it is important to RSVP if you plan to attend, as we will be providing lunch!
University of Rochester CIRTL Leadership Committee
Wendi Heinzelman, Associate Professor, ECE and Dean of Graduate Studies, AS&E
Vicki Roth, Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Nicholas Hammond, Assistant Director, Workshop Program, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Jenny Hadingham, Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Carol Shuherk, Senior Associate Provost
Barbara Masi, Director of Assessment, AS&E
Raffaella Borasi, Dean, Warner School of Education
Judi Fonzi, Associate Professor and Director, Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform
Maggie Kearney, Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Studies
Edith Lord, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education, School of Medicine and Dentistry