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.

University of Rochester CIRTL Leadership Committee

Wendi Heinzelman, 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)

Barbara Masi, Director of Assessment, AS&E

Cheeptip Benyajati, Associate Professor, Biology

Robin Frye, Assistant Director, Study Skills and Workshop Program, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

Sharon McCullough, Director, Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, URMC

Dina G. Markowitz, Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine