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CIRTL Network Online Programming Open for Registration




August 20, 2018

About Drexel CIRTL

Drexel is a member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network through a collaboration between Drexel's Graduate College and the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE).

The mission of CIRTL is to prepare graduate students and post-doctoral scholars for the future professoriate, with a focus on three areas: evidence-based practice of teaching in higher education, inclusive teaching and learning, and effective mentoring for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. As a member of a CIRTL institution, the Drexel community has access to online programming and courses. Create a free CIRTL account, here and email Marisa Dietrich, CASTLE Program Coordinator with questions regarding CIRTL.

Early bird course registration - exclusively for participants from CIRTL member institutions - runs today through September 3rd. 

Fall 2018 Online Courses

Courses have live, real-time online sessions and require regular homework outside of class meetings. Short courses typically meet weekly for one to two months, while full courses typically meet for two to three months. Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority.

Equity in STEM for All Genders (full course)
Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM in this 9-week online course. Cap: 35.
Thursdays, 10/4-12/6: 2-4PM ET

Practicum in Developing Assessments (short course)
Develop two commonly used STEM assessments, multiple choice questions and classroom activities, and strengthen them through peer-review feedback in this 3-week online course. Cap: 40.
Tuesdays, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30: 1-3PM ET

Planning your Teaching-as-Research Project (full course)
Plan and refine your own Teaching-as-Research project alongside a learning community of peers in this 10-week online course. Cap: 20.
Thursdays, 10/4-12/13: 12-1:30PM ET

Fall 2018 MOOC

CIRTL MOOCs take place on the EdX platform and use video-based modules, discussion boards, and peer-reviewed assignments to teach participants about evidence-based STEM teaching. Registration is required; there is no cost to participate and no enrollment cap. For more information, visit the CIRTL MOOC website.

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 8-week MOOC developed by CIRTL Network faculty. No cap.
October 1 through November 25

Fall 2018 Online Workshops

Workshops have live, real-time online sessions and require independent work outside of sessions. Workshops can have one, two, or three online sessions (multi-session workshops typically have one session per week). Registration is required; STEM grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive enrollment priority.

Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan
Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans in this two-part online workshop. Cap: 75.
Tuesdays 10/23 & 10/30: 4:00-5:30PM ET

Creating Effective Learning Communities 
Understand what makes for a successful learning community and develop strategies you can apply to your own communities in this two-part online workshop. Cap: 50.
Wednesdays, 10/17 & 10/31: 4-5:30PM ET

Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom 
Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this 1-part online workshop designed for international teaching assistants. Cap: 40.
Wednesday, 10/3: 2-3:30PM ET

Getting the Job: How to Frame and Sell Your Teaching-as-Research Experience in Your Job Search 
Practice specific ways you can turn your Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project into an asset in the job hunt in this 2-part online workshop designed for students who have completed a TAR project. Cap: 30.
Fridays, 9/28 & 10/5: 12-2PM ET

Identifying and Developing Your Leadership Style 
Understand the difference between management and leadership, and learn skills that will help you do both well when you become a faculty member in this 2-part online workshop. Cap: 50.
Schedule TBD

The Academic Job Search
Learn how to navigate the academic job market and uncover a wide range of tools and resources available to academics on the job hunt in this 2-part online workshop. Cap: 50.
Wednesdays, 9/12 & 9/19: 1-2:30PM ET

Understanding and Implementing Metacognition in the Classroom 
Dive into "metacognition" - or thinking about one's own thinking - and how it impacts your students' learning in this 2-part online workshop facilitated by doctoral students at Columbia University. Cap: 25.
Wednesdays, 9/26 & 10/3: 4:30-6PM ET

Writing an Effective NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Proposal
  Get a guided introduction to the application process for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program in this unique 3-part workshop that blends recorded lectures with a synchronous online session to bring participants together from all across the country. No cap.
Synchronous session: Thursday, 9/13 at 3:30-5:30PM ET

Fall 2018 Online Drop-In Events

Events have live, real-time online sessions; event series include a handful of events that revolve around a unifying theme in STEM teaching and learning. Events run on a drop-in basis and do not require advance registration. Participants can attend as many or as few events as they like in a given series.

Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM (CIRTLCast Series)
Explore how an evidence-based approach to implicit bias can promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning in this four-part, weekly online event series. No cap.
Mondays in October: 11:30AM - 12:30PM ET
10/1: How Pervasive Is Implicit Bias in STEM?
10/8: How Can We Identify Implicit Biases in Ourselves and Others?
10/22: How Can We Minimize Implicit Bias in Our Academic Communities?
10/29: How Can We Interrupt and Mitigate Implicit Bias When We Witness It? 

All-Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations
Hear grad students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research projects in this stand-alone, drop-in online event. No cap.
Wednesday, 11/28: 5-6:30PM ET