2016-2017 CIRTLCast Series


Online Seminars on Teaching and Academic Careers

These one-hour online discussions for graduate students and postdocs are led by faculty and staff from the 43 CIRTL Network universities. Sessions are open to all on a drop-in basis through a web browser or the Blackboard Collaborate mobile app, with no pre-registration required. Archived recordings will be available.

Additionally, there are 3 monthly special topics series offered by the CIRTL Network: Teaching as Research Capstone Seminar Series, Teaching in the US Series, and CIRTL Reads Journal Club on STEM Teaching.


Upcoming Sessions

February Series: Innovative Methods to Integrate Writing Assignments into the STEM Classroom

This series is designed to introduce the participants to a diverse range of successful innovative teaching methods that faculty have developed to improve undergraduate writing in science and engineering subjects and to stimulate the participants to develop their own innovations to prepare students to be successful writers and communicators during their professional careers. Emphasis will be placed on the process of how the methods were developed possibly through cross-disciplinary collaboration, conducted, evaluated and then the results communicated to others.

Changing Science Writing and Communication Skills for the Modern Professional

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5:00-6:00pm
  • Presenter: Amy Lannin, Professor of English and Director of the Campus Writing Program, University of Missouri 

Improving Student Science Writing through Creative Assignments Incorporating Diverse Audiences and Media

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:00-6:00pm
  • Presenter: Peter Motavalli, Professor of Soil Science, University of MIssouri

From Scientific Writing to Scientific Authoring: Teaching Peer Review and Revision Strategies

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5:00-6:00pm
  • Presenter: Rainer Glaser, Professor of Chemistry, University of Missouri

Designing Group-based Writing Assignments for Problem-based Learning Courses

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:00-6:00pm
  • Presenter: Andy Winholtz, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri