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 Online Course Offerings for Fall 2017

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

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 October 11, 2017.

Short Course: Creating Assessments for the STEM Classroom

Develop skills associated with creating and implementing assessments particular to STEM courses. Learn how to use the data from various assessments to guide instruction.

  • October 3 - November 28, 2017
  • Meets weekly on Tuesdays, 11:30-1:00 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

Build your skills to promote the academic success of all students in your current and future classrooms as you and learn how to investigate the effectiveness of the learning environment and what it means to create an inclusive classroom.

  • October 3 - November 28, 2017
  • Meets weekly on Tuesdays, 11:00-1:00 ET
  • Instructors: Don Gillian-Daniel, Rick Nordheim, Brett Nachman, and Frederick Boehm, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1 credit optional


Diversity in the College Classroom

Explore what is known and theorized about the ways that diversity affects learning and become a better college instructor by considering the complex issues of diversity and how to address them effectively in your classroom practice.

  • 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


    Gender Bias Intervention in STEM for Women and Men

     Increase your ability to confront gender bias in everyday situations experienced by STEM students, teachers, and professionals. Learn strategies to confront bias through videos and discussion.

    • 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 Monday lunchtimes
    • Instructor: Rob Linsenmeier, Northwestern University
    • 1 credit optional


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

    Prepare to be a more effective teacher through an introduction to evidence-based teaching practices. Learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, and apply this learning to the design of your own materials.

    • October 2 - November 26, 2017
    • Self-paced online course materials, weekly local discussions at Cornell TBA
    • Instructors: TBA
    • Credit: N/A
    • RSVP for more information


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