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Spring 2015 CIRTL Course Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the spring 2015 CIRTL online courses! See the course offerings and find the registration form at Register by January 12. 

TAR Clicker Research by A. Hoekstra Published

Angel Hoekstra (Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2010) has received confirmation that her paper, “Because You Don’t Realize How Many People Have Different Experiences Than You: Effects Of Clicker Use For Class Discussions In Sociology” will be published in Teaching Sociology in January 2015. Partially funded by a CIRTL Teaching-as-Research grant, Dr. Hoekstra’s data suggest student response systems (clickers) can be used to enhance class discussions by supporting engagement, participation, and the building of empathy for diverse perspectives. Read More »

CIRTL Reads Journal Club

Join us this month at CIRTL Reads Journal Club for scholarly discussion of articles about STEM higher education. December's selection is "Women Engineering Students and Self-Efficacy: A Multi-Year, Multi-Institution Study of Women Engineering Student Self-Efficacy" (Marra, R.M., K.A. Rodgers, D. Shen, B. Bogue, 2009).

Job Announcement: Assistant Director of Social and Behavioral Science Institutional Review Boards at the University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an Administration Program Specialist to serve as the Assistant Director of the Office of Education and Social & Behavioral Science Institutional Review Boards.

Job Announcement: Faculty Associate for Research Mentor and Mentee Training

The Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for an individual to join its Higher Education team. Read More »

Academic Job Search CIRTLCast

What does the first year as a faculty member hold for you? What tips, tools, and strategies might make both your first years’ teaching and research more effective and rewarding? If your first year is not in a tenure track position, how can you make the most of it?  Come hear from a panel of faculty as they reflect on how to have a successful first year of first year as an academic faculty member. 

Interactive Job Search Workshop

In developing your written credentials and preparing application materials for your job search, it is crucial to represent your professional experience, accomplishments, expertise, professional development experiences (e.g., CIRTL engagement) in the most impactful manner possible. For this session, participants are asked to bring their CV or a job application letter to this online workshop.  Materials will be swapped, peer reviewed and discussed in real time.  Learn how to write your way into an interview.

CIRTL Network Featured in Report Proposing Broad Changes to Undergraduate STEM Education

The CIRTL Network was recently recognized as one of four national programs building institutional capacity to advance systemic change in a report released by the Coalition for Reform of Undergraduate STEM Education. 
The report comes from a two-day workshop hosted by the Coalition and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in June 2013, according to a news release on the AAAS website (see below for link).

Teaching-as-Research Mid-Project Presentations!

Join us for an interactive session featuring teaching-as-research projects from graduate students, postdocs and faculty from across the Network. Our presenters are currently in the process of developing their projects, and are looking for feedback from you! Everyone in the Network is encouraged to join the session - whether you are brand new to teaching-as-research and want to learn what it's all about or you are a published researcher with tons of experience, we would love to see you there!
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CIRTL Reads Journal Club

Join us for this month's CIRTL Reads Journal Club for scholarly discussion of articles about STEM higher education. November's selection is "Active Learning and Student-Centered Pedagogy Improve Student Attitudes and Performance in Introductory Biology" (Armbruster, P., M. Patel, E. Johnson, M. Weiss, 2009)