CIRTL Summer Courses & Workshops


Graduate Students, Postdocs

Registration for summer courses & workshops from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning is now open! For capped programming, registration is open until capacity is reached so register early for your best chance of enrollment; participants will be notified of their enrollment status on a rolling basis. Registration is still required for uncapped programming, but spots aren’t limited and registrants are automatically enrolled.

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching is a massive open, online course (MOOC) designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other aspiring faculty in STEM disciplines with an overview of effective college teaching strategies and the research that supports them. This fully asynchronous course runs on the EdX platform from June 19 through August 13. No cap. Register on the website.

Using Teaching-as-Research to Advance Equitable Educational Experiences: The LTD-TAR Connection

Join us for a two-part workshop that invites participants to consider how they might use CIRTL’s “teaching-as-research” framework to advance equitable educational experiences. Sessions take place in Zoom on Wednesday, June 21 and June 28 at 1-2:30PM AT / 12-1:30PM ET / 11AM-12:30PM CT / 10-11:30AM MT / 9-10:30AM PT. No cap. Register at the Zoom registration page.

Preparing Your Teaching Demo for a Job Interview

In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss ways to go into a teaching demo for a job interview with preparedness, confidence, and adaptability. This one-session online workshop meets in Zoom on Thursday, July 13 at 2:30-3:45 PM AT / 1:30-2:45PM ET / 12:30-1:45PM CT / 11:30AM-12:45PM MT / 10:30-11:45AM PT. Cap: 150. Register at the Zoom registration page.

Addressing Challenges in Teaching

Join the National Institute on Scientific Teaching for Addressing Challenges in Teaching (ACT), the third annual online small group learning event in the Solve My Problem (SMP) series. Participants will come together to address common challenges in undergraduate education such as academic supports for students, building meaningful groupwork, and exploring novel grading strategies. Educators at all stages of their academic career are welcome to join us as we meet new colleagues while we explore, reflect upon, learn, and deepen our teaching practices. The program will begin with an opening session on July 6th. Groups will then work together to schedule 5 to 6 meetings over the next 3 weeks to discuss the teaching challenge with the help of a group coordinator, develop strategies, and produce materials that will be useful to their own teaching practice. These products will be shared at the closing session on July 27th. Participants will also reconnect as a community at a January 2024 meeting to reflect on their implementation and future plans.

Questions? Contact us at and include ACT in the subject line. Register by June 23 here.