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Teaching and Learning in the US CIRTLCast

Join us for the final session in the Teaching and Learning in the American System CIRTLCast series, "Grading and Effective Feedback in the American System." As evaluations of student work, it’s no surprise that grades are a source of anxiety for students, and that grading is often a stressful process for international TAs. This session will introduce the American grading system, place an emphasis on strategies that can decrease the stress of grading for TAs, and offer suggestions for how to provide meaningful feedback to students and minimize student complaints about grading.  Read More »

Using Your International Background to Your Advantage in the Classroom

Calling all international teaching assistants! Join us for another session in the Teaching and Learning in the American System CIRTLCast series for international students and post-docs. Derina Samuel and Kimberly Kenyon of Cornell University's International Teaching Assistant Program will present examples of how international TAs can integrate their international background into their classroom.

Engineering Inclusive Teaching: Faculty Professional Development project webinars

Join the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) for their upcoming Engineering Inclusive Teaching: Faculty Professional Development project webinars. Each webinar combines current research and promising teaching practices and hosts both engineering educators and social science experts. Read More »

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in CM/AMO Physics Position at The University of California, Merced

The University of California, Merced's School of Natural Sciences is currently seeking applicants for a faculty position in experimental Condensed Matter/Atomic, molecular and optical Physics (CM/AMO). For more information, see the full job description here.

CIRTL Reads Journal Club

Join us for this month at CIRTL Reads Journal Club for scholarly discussion of articles about STEM higher education. October's selection is "Collaborative Testing: Evidence of Learning in a Controlled In-Class Study of Undergraduate Students" (Gilley & Clarkston, 2014). 

Challenges for International TAs in the United States CIRTLCast

Calling all international students and post-docs! Join the panel of international teaching assistants at the University of Maryland for a conversation on common challenges (and solutions!) international TAs face in their American classrooms. 

TAR Preliminary Projects - - Looking for feedback!

TAR students from across the CIRTL Network have been busy posting their preliminary TAR project designs, and are looking for feedback! Please visit to add your comments and questions. We look forward to hearing from you! Read More »

Job Announcement: Research Associate in Program Coordination Postdoc Position

The Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) at the University of Maryland is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Program Coordination. This is a two-year postdoc that will be an excellent opportunity for a recent PhD who wishes to explore an educational development career at a well-established center and develop significant assessment and program coordination experience. For more information, see the full job description here at

Coursera seeking a Course Success Specialist

Coursera is seeking an experienced specialist to join our newly formed Course Success team. The Course Success Team is responsible for helping our partners produce courses that achieve high learner success, optimizing for a range of metrics, including enrollment, completion, learner experience, and learning outcomes. We aim to understand the factors that make online courses more successful for learners, to distill these into best practices, and to work with our partners to incorporate these ideas into their course design and production process. Read More »