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Diverse Students' Views on Leveraging Diversity in STEM Education

Dr. Ashanti Johnson of the University of Texas at Arlington led a discussion with students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to shed light on learning environments that lead to positive outcomes for them today in another installment of our Leveraging Diversity Coffee Hour Series.

Teaching in the Large Undergraduate STEM Classroom

View the session recording here. Formative Assessment in Larger Enrollment Classes was the final session in our Teaching in the Large Undergraduate STEM Classroom CIRTLCast series. Dr. Richard Shingles of Johns Hopkins University presented on how instructors of large enrollment classes can conduct ongoing formative assessment in their classes.

Grad students Mark Tran and Emily Weigel's CIRTL research published

The collaborative Teaching-as-Research work of two FAST Fellows from Michigan State University, Mark Tran and Emily Weigel, has been published in this month's issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching. Check it out HERE - congrats, Mark and Emily! 

Teaching Scientific Literacy to Undergraduate Students CIRTLCast

Washington University Biology Chair Dr. Kathy Miller presented "Using Primary Literature and Writing Intensive Format to Increase Student Engagement and Learning." Dr. Miller writes, "After becoming frustrated with the lack of deep understanding my upper level developmental biology students had, I converted the course to a writing intensive format, i.e., upper level 'writing across the cirriculum' course. Read More »

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!