• CIRTL Canvas Course

    The CIRTL at IUPUI program opens to all IUPUI graduate students and postdocs through a free, self-paced, self-enrolling Canvas course. Participants can earn Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar recognitions by completing requirements that would include a wide variety of local and cross-network CIRTL programming.

    Self-enroll in CIRTL Course

  • Webinar: Introduction to CIRTL at IUPUI

    This webinar will provide information on CIRTL core ideas and outcomes, professional development benefits, and activities of the CIRTL at IUPUI program.

    These webinars will be offered on January 24, 25, 27, and February 7, 8, and 10 from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    Click here to learn more

  • Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning


    As CIRTL at IUPUI participants, graduate students and postdocs can engage in the discussion and development of reflective and evidence-based teaching approaches using strategies that leverage student and instructor diversity and shared learning experiences.

    Click here to learn more about Program Outcomes



What is CIRTL?

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a network of 46 universities in the USA and Canada working towards the goal of advancing undergraduate education through the professional development of future faculty. IUPUI and Indiana University, Bloomington are new members of theCIRTL network. The foundations for all CIRTL programming are the three core ideas of Teaching-as-Reseach (TAR), Learning Communities (LC), andLearning-through-Diversity (LD).


What is CIRTL at IUPUI?

CIRTL at IUPUI is jointly led by the IUPUI Graduate Office, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research with active support from various schools and programs across campus and campus units such as the Multicultural Center and Institutional Research and Decision Support. The CIRTL Leadership Team at IUPUI, consists of a Steering Committee and an Advisory Board.

Launched in Fall 2016, the CIRTL at IUPUI learning community consists of graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM and other disciplines. They engage in the discussion and development of reflective and evidence-based teaching approaches using strategies that leverage student and instructor diversity and shared learning experiences. Participants in this program can earn recognition for achieving the CIRTL Program Outcomes of Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar by completing requirements consisting of various local and cross-network programming. By enrolling in this Canvas course and completing the requirements, participants can earn digital badges for each outcome-level. Students can use these digital badges on their CVs and in online career networking tools to showcase their CIRTL accomplishments to prospective employers.



Benefits to IUPUI

Support IUPUI Strategic Plan

Increase recruitment

Promote graduate and undergraduate student success

Foster innovation in teaching and learning

Creating broader impacts on grant activities



Benefits to Future Faculty

Receive mentoring and training to become effective teachers

Gain competitive advantage in academic career searches

Have increased success as junior faculty members

Earn and showcase Associate, Practitioner and Scholar digital badges

Develop leadership and networking skills


CIRTL Communities



Learning communities , one of CIRTL's core ideas, bring members together for shared learning, discovery, and the generation of knowledge. Learning community members take responsibility for achieving the shared learning goals.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) advances excellence in teaching and learning,offers a diverse array of programs to provide professional development opportunities for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs.

A series of campus programs and events on teaching and learning that provide opportunities to learn from peers, share successes and explore challenges, and form communities of learning and practice. Click to get more information.

The Teaching As Research (TAR) program 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.

CIRTL courses, workshops and events* provide cross-network learning opportunities from all the member universities, and you could register for an interactive, synchronous, online learning experience with peers across the nation.

Join online communities* of future and current faculty in discussion and ongoing professional development focused on issues of teaching and learning STEM disciplines. You will discover like-minded individuals in your field.

CIRTLcasts and CIRTLreads * CIRTLCasts are weekly synchronous online discussions about teaching and learning in the STEM undergraduate classroom. CIRTL Reads is a monthly online journal club that expands participants’ understanding of STEM teaching and learning.

CIRTL Resources * is designed to help you get resources and materials related to STEM researching, teaching and learning. This page lists all of the public resources in CNC. You could also share your own resourses with other CIRTLers.


* You need to sign-up for a CIRTL account to register for CIRTL cross-network courses and workshops.

Upcoming Events

 

Feb 23

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

University Library - Room UL 1126

Teaching Portfolio Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs

When applying for faculty positions with teaching responsibilities, an increasing expectation in institutions with a focus on undergraduate education is that applicants will have a collection of evidence of their experiences related to teaching and learning.  Even if you have not formally taught a course, you may have had other experiences that can demonstrate your growing ability related to teaching.  This workshop will address ways to think about experiences related to teaching,and how to document these for the job search.

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Mar 2

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

University Library - Room UL 1126

Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demonstration

Candidates for academic positions are often asked to give a teaching demonstration as part of an on campus interview. This workshop will be presented by faculty members who have recently done a successful teaching demonstration and have been part of faculty search committees and evaluated teaching demonstrations. The presenters will provide a framework for planning a teaching demonstration and some example approaches to teaching a given topic. Participants will learn about the importance of considering the institutional and pedagogical contexts when preparing a teaching demonstration. Participants will also learn about resources, tips, and strategies that will help them further develop their planned demonstrations. 

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Mar 8

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Online - Adobe Connect

Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and manage such common disruptions in both the face-to-face and online teaching contexts.

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Mar 23

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

University Library Rm UL 1126

Documenting your Teaching Effectiveness in Graduate School

This workshop introduces graduate students to the practice of documenting one’s teaching, the practice of articulating and supporting claims for the effectiveness of one's teaching. Participants will be introduced to different types of evidence of teaching and learning, and to approaches to capture this evidence in order to make the case for teaching achievements. 

Note: This is a required workshop for the CIRTL at IUPUI Practitioner-level requirements.

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