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Calendar: Upcoming CIRTL Events

Every semester, CIRTL offers a variety of online courses that leverage the expertise and diversity of faculty from across its 21-university network. In Spring 2016, the following courses will be offered:

The College Classroom

Build on your own TA experience with this seminar on evidence-based teaching.

Meeting times: Thursdays at 12.30pm - 1.50pm

Meeting dates: January 28 - March 31, 2016 (student presentations: April 4 - 8)

Instructors: Peter Newbury, UC San Diego and Tom Holmes, Iowa State University.

Register here

Research Mentor Training

Learn new tools for being an effective, insightful mentor for STEM students

Meeting times: Thursdays at 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Meeting dates: January 28 - April 7, 2016 (no session March 10)

Instructors: Colleen McLinn, Cornell University, and Bennett Goldberg, Boston University

Register here

Teaching-As-Research

Develop a Teaching-As-Research project, to be implemented later in 2016.

Meeting times: Mondays at 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Meeting dates: January 25 - April 25, 2016

Instructors: Nicholas Gross, Boston University, and Bhavna Sharma, Iowa State University

Register here

Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

Join our MOOC and Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching at your own pace.

Course schedule: 8 weeks, start and end dates TBD

Instructors: Faculty from across the CIRTL network

Open for registration in early 2016 - please keep checking the CIRTL website


CIRTL Cross-Network Events are held in Blackboard Collaborate (http://www.cirtl.net/blackboard), which opens 30 minutes before the session.

  1. Select the "Join the Session" link for an event. (30 minutes before the event)
  2. Enter the required information and click “Log In.”
  3. For Session Login Name, enter your name and institution.

Note: You do not need a CIRTL account in order to attend an event.