CIRTL Network Online Courses on Teaching

Online graduate courses from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network allow you to interact with faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students from 42 research universities. Graduate students and postdocs have registration priority, followed by faculty and staff. Optional local credit is available for some online CIRTL courses upon request, through a graduate individual study course number.* Cornell community members should contact for information.

Registration for the fall courses below runs from August 28 - September 25, 2017, pending available space.

CIRTL Fall Course FlyerCIRTL Online Course Offerings for Fall 2017

Fall semester courses are offered between October 2 and December 18, 2017. More information

Creating Assessments for the STEM Classroom

Learn how to create and implement assessments particular to STEM courses.

  • October 3 - November 28, 2017
  • Meets weekly on Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET (no meeting on October 10 or November 21)
  • Instructors: April Dukes and Julie Briski, University of Pittsburgh
  • Credit: N/A


The College Classroom: Teaching Inclusively

Study issues of inclusion and develop an inclusive micro-teaching plan in this hands-on course.

  • October 3 - November 28, 2017
  • Meets weekly on Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm ET
  • Instructors: Don Gillian-Daniel, Rick Nordheim, Brett Nachman, and Frederick Boehm, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1 credit optional


Diversity in the College Classroom

Understand the theory behind how diversity affects learning and develop practical classroom strategies.

  • October 4 - December 6, 2017
  • Meets weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 pm ET (no meeting on November 22)
  • Instructors: Jenny Frederick, Yale University, Kate Williams, University of Georgia
  • 1 credit optional


    Equity in STEM for All Genders

    Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM.

    • October 5 - December 7, 2017
    • Meets weekly on Thursdays, 11:30-1:30 ET (no meeting on November 23)
    • Instructors: Lisa Berry, University of Texas at Arlington, Don Gillian-Daniel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kaury Kucera, Yale University
    • 1 credit optional


    Teaching as Research

    Learn basic concepts, techniques, and procedures of conducting a Teaching as Research (TAR) project in the undergraduate classroom, with an emphasis on STEM or social science disciplines. Develop a Teaching as Research project proposal that you can carry out in 2018.

    • October 2 - December 4, 2017
    • Meets weekly on Mondays, 2:00-3:30 pm ET
    • Instructors: Denise Pope, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Adrienne Williams, University of California Irvine
    • 1 credit optional


    Teaching with Technology

    Enhance your understanding of educational technologies by exploring options for students to communicate and collaborate, for you to assess learning, and potentially flip aspects of the class.

    • October 2 - December 4, 2017
    • Meets weekly on Mondays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET
    • Instructor: Rob Linsenmeier, Northwestern University
    • 1 credit optional


    * All participants who successfully complete course activities and assignments will receive a letter of completion. Cornell graduate students or postdocs interested in enrolling for independent study credit for fall semester should contact CIRTL Program Director Colleen McLinn at by September 5, 2017.

    Massive Open Online Course: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

    Learn about STEM teaching at your own pace through online video modules and discussion boards in this MOOC developed by CIRTL Network faculty.

    • October 2 - November 26, 2017
    • Self-paced online course materials, weekly local discussions at Cornell TBD based on participant schedules.
    • Instructors: TBA
    • Credit: N/A
    • Sign up for more information


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