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Forty-six research universities that produce one-third of U.S. doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields now are members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), established in 2003 with support from the National Science Foundation to improve the teaching skills and increase the diversity of future STEM university faculty members.  The CIRTL 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.
 

CIRTL Core Ideas

The CIRTL Core Ideas, often referred to as the Pillars, are at the foundation of all that CIRTL does: Teaching-as-Research, Learning Community, and Learning-through-Diversity. The teaching-as-research and learning community ideas formed the basis of the CIRTL proposal and strategic plan. Enhancing learning for all students has been woven into all CIRTL initiatives since the beginning, but only late in the first year of the project did we recognize the importance of making learning-through-diversity an explicit third foundational concept.
In addition to CIRTL building local learning communities at each member university, CIRTL emphasizes the importance of developing national connections through network exchanges and virtual courses. This allows students and faculty from institutions across the country to interact and engage with one another.  Additionally, local and Network programming is aligned with core learning outcomes that promote improving the quality of teaching in the sciences so that more students enjoy and stay in the sciences, and provides professional development opportunities and networking currently unavailable to many graduate students. 

How to Get Involved

The CIRTL-UTA programs is designed to supplement your doctoral work, not distract you from it.  The programming focuses on building small learning communities for students to share and discuss the literature of teaching and learning in their discipline.  Additionally, workshops and other events will be offered several times each semester to provide an opportunity for all students to gain additional knowledge about the CIRTL Core Ideas.  The level of participation is up to each individual student.   Participants in CIRTL-UTA can earn certification on their transcripts at three levels: Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar, which can be used to demonstrate your commitment to quality teaching during your employment search.

Your relationship with CIRTL can continue after graduation, and you can continue to use CIRTL network and CIRTL-UTA resources and networks as you start your career

To get started, select Get Involved from the top menu bar to learn more about the our learning communities and upcoming workshops and events at UTA and those provided online through the CIRTL Network.  Also, email Lisa Berry (lberry at uta dot edu) to sign up for the CIRTL-UTA listserv, and you will receive emails about upcoming programs. To subscribe to the UTA CIRTL email list, email Christopher Abrego (christopher dot abrego at mavs dot uta dot edu).

CIRTL’s Fall 2017 Schedule

CIRTL’s Fall 2017 Schedule

By on August 9, 2017

CIRTL Local Teaching-as-Research and Learning Community Grants If you are interested in having a Teaching-as-Research project and would like funding to perform one, you’re in luck! There will be a grant information session, Thursday August 10th in Nedderman Hall 604 at 1pm. Please attend to get more information about the CIRTL UTA TAR grants. If […]

CIRTL’s Fall Programming Preview

CIRTL’s Fall Programming Preview

By on August 2, 2017

  CIRTL Local Teaching-as-Research and Learning Community GrantsIf you are interested in having a Teaching-as-Research project and would like funding to perform one, you’re in luck! There will be a grant information session, Thursday August 10th in Nedderman Hall 604 at 1pm. Please attend to get more information about the CIRTL UTA TAR grants. If […]

TAR Grant Information Session

TAR Grant Information Session

By on July 25, 2017

TAR Grant Information Session We will be having a Teaching-as-Research Grant information session on the 10th of August in Nedderman Hall in room 604 at 1pm. We will be giving information regarding how to apply for the TAR Grant and what is looked for in submissions. Please attend if you are seeking financial support for your […]

2nd MOOC Event Session Today

2nd MOOC Event Session Today

By on June 20, 2017

  Reminder: CIRTL UTA MOOC EventThis is a reminder that today we will be the second MOOC session regarding “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching“. If you are interested in attending, http://stemteachingcourse.org/, do not hesitate to contact Mayowa Olawoyin (omomayowa dot olawoyin at mavs dot uta dot edu) for more information. The event will […]

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