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), and Learning-through-Diversity (LD).
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.
Support IUPUI Strategic Plan
Promote graduate and undergraduate student success
Foster innovation in teaching and learning
Creating broader impacts on grant activities
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