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 September 4-25, 2017, pending available space.

CIRTL Online Course Offerings for Fall 2017

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

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 should contact CU-CIRTL Program Director Colleen McLinn at by October 11, 2017. 

Short Course: Creating Assessments for the STEM Classroom

  • Credit: N/A


Short Course: Gender Bias Intervention in STEM for Women and Men

  • Credit: N/A


The College Classroom: Teaching Inclusively

Learn the basics of effective teaching, explore your teaching philosophy, design a course curriculum, and learn how to investigate the effectiveness of the learning environment and what it means to create an inclusive classroom.

  • 1 credit optional


Developing a Teaching Portfolio

Learn how to craft a teaching philosophy statement, document teaching experience, and effectively present evidence of teaching effectiveness in a professional teaching portfolio.

  • 1 credit optional


Diversity in the College Classroom

Become a better college instructor by considering the complex issues of diversity and how to address them effectively in your classroom practice.

  • 1 credit optional


    Teaching as Research

    Learn basic concepts, techniques, and procedures of conducting a Teaching as Research (TAR) project in the undergraduate classroom. Develop a Teaching as Research proposal that you can carry out in a future semester.

    • 1 credit optional


    Teaching with Technology

    • 1 credit optional


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

    • Credit: N/A

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