CIRTL National Network
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty in STEM disciplines, with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate STEM education in our country. Courses and events are FREE, and CIRTL certification is offered. Established in fall 2006, the CIRTL Network includes over 40 research-intensive universities across the nation, including Mizzou.
The goal of CIRTL is to improve the STEM learning of all students at every college and university, and thereby to increase the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation.
Toward this goal, CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop current and future STEM faculty by advancing evidence-based teaching practices for diverse student audiences.
Benefits of belonging to CIRTL:
- CIRTLCasts are one-hour, once-a-week sessions throughout the academic year. These sessions are organized around a monthly theme covering some aspect of STEM pedagogy, diversity, and professional development.
- A variety of online courses and massive open online courses (MOOC) on STEM teaching and leaning, taught by diversity of faculty from across the Network.
- The Network Exchange Program is a two- to three-day visit to a network campus to interact with disciplinary colleagues and practice professional skills before entering the job market.
- A Teaching-as-Research Learning Community involves the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of students and teachers.
- A library of publications, presentations and posters, diversity resources, and course guidebooks.
Learn more about the national CIRTL network.