Since 2006, the Teaching Institute for Graduate Education Research (TIGER) has worked to enhance the creative synergy that exists between graduate student teaching and research. TIGER's goal is to show graduate students who aspire to be future faculty members how to utilize their disciplinary knowledge and research experience to develop innovative teaching practices for undergraduate education. Through our collaboration with the National CIRTL Network, we have leveraged the resources of local and CIRTL Network faculty to enrich our discussions on the scholarship of teaching and learning. TIGER offers workshops that focus on the CIRTL pillars—teaching as research, learning communities, and teaching and learning through classroom diversity.
TIGER supports graduate education research through the following activities:
The 4-hour per day, 5-day workshop will include educational research techniques, CIRTL topics, and seminal engineering education research findings. Open to post-docs and brand new faculty at any institution with or without prior significant teaching experience. Participants will complete a genuine teaching and learning experience to discus in their faculty job interviews. All STEM fields are welcome.
The TIGER Advisory Board guides the development of the TIGER/CIRTL Initiative on the CU-Boulder campus.