CIRTL Network Professional Development Opportunities


Graduate Students

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning is offering 2 courses, 2 teaching institutes, and 4 workshops for graduate students and postdocs pursuing teaching careers in STEM disciplines. Summer programming is topically focused around evidence-based teaching fundamentals and academic professional development. Anyone can register to attend programming, but participants from CIRTL member institutions and alumni will receive priority when registering for programming with limited seats; capped programming typically reaches capacity within a week of registration opening.

Learn more and register for these opportunities here.

Programming on evidence-based teaching fundamentals

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
    • This 8-week massive open, online course (MOOC) provides STEM future faculty with an overview of effective college teaching strategies and the research that supports them. No cap.
  • First Year Faculty Teaching Academy
    • This intensive, 3-week online course is designed for future faculty and early career faculty in their first years of teaching interested in learning how to create a great learning experience for your students while developing a solid foundation of best teaching practices and strategies. Cap: 65.
  • Johns Hopkins Teaching Institute (in person)
    • The Johns Hopkins Teaching Institute is designed to help doctoral students and post-docs become successful and confident classroom teachers. The in-person version of this institute meets in Baltimore, MD. Cap: 10 CIRTL participants.
  • Johns Hopkins Teaching Institute (online)
    • The Johns Hopkins Teaching Institute is a multi-day online teaching institute designed to help doctoral students and post-docs become successful and confident classroom teachers. Cap: 25 CIRTL participants.
  • Moving Forward Together: The Interdependence of Instructor and Student Motivation 
    • Explore trauma-informed strategies that motivate learning and teaching, and reflect on the interdependence of student and teacher well-being in this two-part online workshop. No cap.
  • Quick Take: How to Plan a Single Class Session
    • Get an overview of key lesson-planning topics – like backwards design, learning objectives, assessment, and more – in this one-part online workshop designed for grad students and postdocs who have had some teaching or TAing experience. Cap: 50.


Programming on academic professional development

  • Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
    • This 10-week online course aims to strengthen undergraduate STEM education by preparing graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career-faculty to be change agents in their roles in higher education. Cap: 40.
  • Preparing Your Teaching Demo for a Job Interview
    • As part of the interview process for a faculty position in the U.S., you may be asked to lead a teaching demonstration. In this one-session workshop, we’ll discuss ways to go into your teaching demo with preparedness, confidence, and adaptability. Cap: 50.
  • Supporting Graduate Students and Postdocs as Research Mentors
    • Build your mentorship and technical communication skills by documenting your training goals and drafting reference resources in this one-part online workshop designed for advanced graduate students and postdocs who are responsible for training junior colleagues. Cap: 40.