CIRTL Network Resources
Drexel is a member of the CIRTL network through a collaboration between Drexel's Graduate College and the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE). Drexel CIRTL programs serve graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and interested faculty and staff in STEM and STEM-equivalent programs.
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is a consortium of 37 research universities across the United States. The consortium is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. CIRTL aims to enhance the STEM learning of all graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in an effort to increase both diversity in STEM fields and STEM literacy nationwide.
Through Drexel's CIRTL membership, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and faculty may create a CIRTL Network Account online and take advantage of CIRTL programs, workshops, webinars and more. The CIRTL Network runs online events in Blackboard Collaborate for the cross-Network learning community throughout the academic year. In addition to the national network offerings, Drexel hosts programs built around CIRTL's core ideas.
Want to improve your teaching skills or prepare for a future faculty position in a science, engineering, or math field? Register for an interactive, synchronous, online course with graduate students and post-docs from the CIRTL Network across the nation.
Universities across the CIRTL Network are constantly delivering new ways to advance educational innovation. Use the link above to visit the CIRTL Network News & Announcement page to read about what the network is up to. In addition, the CIRTL Network provides a weekly newsletter which you can register for here.
CIRTL Network events offer the opportunity to engage with experts across the CIRTL Network without the more intensive time commitment of a course. See upcoming Cross Network and local events below. In addition to general events, the CIRTL Network hosts a Network Series which bring together topically related programming for grad students and post-docs interested in attending more than a single event.