The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate and post-doc education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. The goal of CIRTL is to improve the STEM learning of all students at every college and university, and thereby to increase the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation. CIRTL offers online courses and workshops free and open to all, as well as in-person programs here on the CU Boulder campus. Currently there are 6 programs associated with CIRTL at CU Boulder: the TIGER series, presented by the Graduate Teacher Program (TIGER Teaches, TIGER Teaching-as-Research (TAR), TIGER Design and Development (DAD), TIGER Diversity on Campus (DOC), TIGER Teaching-as-Research Guided Engineering Teams (TARGET)) and the Evidence-Based Introduction to Teaching (EBIT), a one-week summer institute for postdoctoral fellows and incoming faculty in the STEM fields in which participants apply research and engineering principles of design, build, test and iterate to specific course development, while experiencing a student-centered environment.
PROGRAM FOCUS: Faculty Development. DISCIPLINES: Applied Mathematics, Archeology, Astrophysical and planetary sciences, Atmospheric and oceanic science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Climate science, Engineering, Environmental science, Geosciences, Integrative physiology, Interdisciplinary, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, Technology. EDUCATION CONTEXT: Graduate, Post-Doc, Undergraduate.