[cirtl-announce] Qualitative Research Event & Summer Announcements

By on May 8, 2018

CIRTL Network

New to qualitative research? Join our online drop-in event this Thursday to learn about how to balance flexibility with rigor when designing qualitative research inquiries.

As our final spring series nears its end, we’re looking ahead to the summer. Registration is open for four of the seven CIRTL teaching institutes taking place at member campuses around the US, in Canada, and online. Today registration also opens for a month-long online short course on course design, and a two-session online workshop on writing CVs and resumes. We’ll also be running several events this summer that don’t require advance registration. Lastly, CIRTL’s introductory MOOC on evidence-based STEM teaching is running this summer; stay tuned for a registration announcement.

Questions about our programming? Contact us at info@cirtl.net.


Qualitative Research Design Event Series

Flexible Design and the Rigor Needed (drop-in event)
5/10: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
Learn why qualitative research is called “flexible” design, why flexibility is needed in qualitative research, and what research rigor looks like in a qualitative context. Understand what it takes to design a qualitative inquiry question and a qualitative research project, and learn the difference between research rigor in quantitative versus qualitative designs. This event is the second in our three-part series on qualitative research design.

Becoming Sherlock: How To Master the Art of Observational Data (drop-in event)
5/17: 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT
Dig into the tool that is at the heart of qualitative research: the observation. Building off of our previous discussion of research rigor, we will discuss how observational data can add a richness to your research, and participants will learn the basics of observational data collection. Participants will take part in a brief observation exercise and practice the art of taking field notes. This is the last event in our three-part series on qualitative research design.


CIRTL Network Summer Programming

Teaching Institutes
Teaching institutes are intensive, multi-day programs that offer participants an in-depth introduction into a focused aspect of evidence-based teaching and learning. This summer, CIRTL is running 7 institutes, including our first-ever international institute (at the University of British Columbia) and our first-ever online institute (run by faculty and staff Yale University and Louisiana State University). Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority. Our summer teaching institutes include:

Intro to Problem-Based Learning Teaching Institute at the University of Delaware (May 22-24)

Teaching Institute at Johns Hopkins University (registration closed)

Evidence-Based Teaching Institute at the University of Boulder Colorado (July 23-27)

CIRTL Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching, Online (July 23-27)

Summer Institute on Qualitative Assessment Practices at Drexel University (August 21-23)

Massive Open Online Courses
CIRTL MOOCs take place on the EdX platform and use video-based modules, discussion boards, and peer-reviewed assignments to teach participants about different aspects of evidence-based STEM teaching over the course of 8 weeks. Registration is required; there is no cost to participate and no enrollment cap. This summer we will be offering:

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (Starts June 11)

Online Short Courses
Short courses have live, real-time online sessions and can require some work outside of those class meetings. Short courses typically meet weekly for one to two months. Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority. This summer we will be offering:

Designing Your Course & Designing Yourself as a Teacher: A Simultaneous Process (Thursdays in July)

Online Workshops
Workshops have live, real-time online sessions and require independent work outside of those meetings. Workshops can have one, two, or three online sessions (multi-session workshops typically have one session per week). Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority. This summer we will be offering:

Developing a CV or Resume (July 10 and 17)

Online Drop-In Event Series
Event series have live, real-time online sessions that are revolve around a unifying theme in STEM teaching and learning. Events run on a drop-in basis and do not require advance registration. Participants can attend as many or as few events as they like in a given series. This summer we will be offering:

Productive Mentorship CIRTLCast Event Series: Part Two (June 21 and 28)

Online Drop-In Events
Stand-alone events have a single live, real-time online session and are not connected to a broader series. Events run on a drop-in basis and do not require advance registration. This summer we will be offering:

Next Steps: Leveraging Your TAR Project for Future Funding Opportunities (July 18)

Additional Info

Qualitative Research Design Event Series

Summer Teaching Institutes

Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Events & Workshops

CIRTL Network Summer Programming

Attending Courses and Workshops

Attending CIRTL Drop-in Events

CIRTL Website

CIRTL UTA Website

Questions about our programming? Contact our help desk at info@cirtl.net.


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Biology Education Postdoc, Arizona State University (Deadline: 5/14)

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Opportunities across the Network

Many of our members run local activities that, while not official CIRTL programming, are open for broader participation. If you have a local program open to outside participants, let us know about it here.

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This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1231286
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