Learning Communities


Learning communities, one of CIRTL's core ideas, bring people together for shared learning, discovery, and the generation of knowledge. Learning community members take responsibility for achieving these shared learning goals. CIRTL at IUPUI learning communities are open to all graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. If you are a faculty member, graduate student, or postdoc who is interested in facilitating a learning community for any of the local or cross-network CIRTL programming, please contact the CIRTL Team at IUPUI for more information. Please note that local learning communities included in annual CIRTL reports need to be approved  by the CIRTL Team at IUPUI .

Learning Communities at IUPUI

Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community

The Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community (CRTLC) is an opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to reflect critically and engage issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. We will challenge our thinking, cultivate our curricular and pedagogical practices, share research and resources, and support our collective and respective journeys as educators for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society. We will foster a space that empowers both its members and ultimately, the students we serve. 

Spring 2018: Applications are now available for spring 2018. Once accepted, we will request your preferences for meeting times and dates. To ensure equitable participation and engagement, the LC will be limited to 12 members. Members are selected based on the quality of sentiment expressed towards diversity in the application short essay questions.

For more information, check-out the fall 2017 syllabus and schedule.

Questions? Contact Katlyn Martin (ude[dot]ui[at]01mmk), CIRTL Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dennis Rudnick (drudnick@iupui.edu), Associate Director of the Multicultural Center, or the CIRTL Team and IUPUI. 

The CIRTL network offers two free, massive open online courses (MOOCs)

  1. An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching 
  2. Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching 
Centered on CIRTL core ideas, MOOCs are eight-week online courses delivered asynchronously and involve periodic peer-graded assessments and participation in discussion forums.

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will host a MCLC for the introductory MOOC in fall and the advanced MOOC in spring. MCLCs have been shown to increase MOOC completion rates by 50%, and participants have reported that the in-person discussions are valuable and motivating.

Fall 2017 MCLC dates: The MCLC for An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching will meet on the following Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm: October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17. All meeting will be held in CTL located in the University Library : UL 1125M.  

Click here to Register for the Fall 2017 MCLC.

  • Registration for the first meeting ensures registration for subsequent meetings.   
  • Registration is first-come, first-served.
  • MCLC membership will be limited to 10 participants.

STEM departments with several interested participants are encouraged to host similar MCLC's facilitated by department faculty, graduate students, and/or postdocs. Please contact the CIRTL Team at IUPUI for more information for facilitating MCLCs. 

The webinar on Introduction to CIRTL at IUPUI is available upon request.

Click here for information on CIRTL cross-network online learning communities.

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