The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network is an organization of over 30 universities from the United States and Canada that are dedicated to enhancing undergraduate STEM education through training future faculty in evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies. CIRTL Network member institutions pursue this shared mission through offering varied programs informed by three pillars: teaching as research, learning communities, and learning through diversity. Washington University has proudly been a member of the CIRTL Network since 2011.
The CIRTL Network offers a number of learning opportunities for any graduate student or postdoc affiliated with Washington University, including courses on pedagogy, webinars about current issues in STEM education, journal clubs, and presentations of classroom based research conducted by graduate students and postdocs at CIRTL institutions. These events are facilitated and hosted online by CIRTL members and take place periodically throughout the calendar year. To register for and attend the online offerings, you must create a free CIRTL Network account. The Teaching Center routinely hosts watch parties where interested participants watch and discuss an online CIRTL webinar or event with other members of the Washington University community.
The goals of the Teaching Center’s Professional Development in Teaching Program were developed in coordination with and to align with those of the CIRTL Network.