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Living and Learning in the American System: a Forum for International Graduate Students and Postdocs

Today is the  final session in our International Forum series, Teacher-Student Interactions: What to Expect. This Coffee Hour will discuss how international TAs can learn to recognize and handle acceptable and unacceptable student behaviours, understand what expectations students have of then as TAs, and how and to what degree TAs should meet these expectations.

Summer Teaching as Research Institute for Post-docs in Engineering (STRIPE) @ CU Boulder

This summer the Teaching Institute for Graduate Education Research (TIGER) will hold the second annual Summer Teaching as Research Institute for  Post-docs in Engineering (STRIPE) workshop at the University of Colorado at Boulder. STRIPE is a one-week summer institute for postdoctoral fellows in  the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in which they  will apply engineering principles of design, build, test and iterate to  specific course development and utilize access to relevant literature and  techniques. Read More »

CIRTL Summer Course Registration Open - April 14, 2014

Summer course registration opened April 14th at 11am CT. View course listings and register here:

Career Development for Post-Docs

Networking is one of the keys to success in any field. For postdocs, networking can be especially valuable as you seek the first job, and yet each discipline has its own culture for networking. This panel will help attendees think about what networking might look like for them. 

CIRTL student Gina Ceylan featured

Gina Ceylan, a doctoral student in science education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a very active member in the CIRTL Network, was recently featured in an article about her advocacy work for people with diverse abilities. Check it out here! 

All-Network TAR Presentations

View the recording here -  hear CIRTL Network graduate students present the results of their Teaching-as-Research projects. Great for those doing TAR projects, coordinating TAR classes, or just curious about what good Teaching-as-Research looks like. All are welcome! 

CIRTLCast Series - Teaching Scientific Literacy to Undergraduate Students

In this installment of the Teaching Scientific Literacy series: The Effects of Inquiry Based Learning on Students' Science Literacy Skills and Confidence, Dr. Peggy Brickman of the University of Georgia presented on her innovative implementation of inquiry-based learning in her freshman biology courses:  Read More »

Job Posting: STEM Instructional Design Consultant

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)'s Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for the right candidate to assist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) faculty and departments in addressing complex teaching and learning issues related to instructional design, teaching methods, assessment, and cirriculum planning through individual consultations, workshops, and programs. Read More »

Job Posting: Instructor in Natural Resource Management

The Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University is seeking an Instructor in Natural Resource Management for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position to begin preferably by mid summer of 2014. Responsibilities include teaching the department freshman experience course, team teaching Introduction to Natural Resource Management and Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries, and coordination of summer field techniques courses for all Natural Resource Management majors. Read More »

Leveraging Diversity Coffee Hour!

Today at 12pm CT: another scintilliating session in our Leveraging Diversity Coffee Hour series, Capitalizing on First Generation College Students' Experiences: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for University Professors. Increasing the number of minority and first generation college students in higher education is a top education priority. Join the discussants as they share their experience working with these students in a variety of educational settings, including high schools, community colleges, and traditional four year universities. Read More »