In spring 2016, Georgia Tech joined the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network. The CIRTL Network is comprised of 46 research universities that collaborate to prepare future faculty in all disciplines, with a particular emphasis on STEM fields. Some examples of CIRTL programming and courses include: (1) a massive open online course (MOOC) focusing on evidence-based teaching in undergraduate STEM courses; (2) creating assessments and evaluation plans; (3) teaching with technology; and (4) the college classroom. As a CIRTL member, Georgia Tech graduate students and postdocs will gain:
- Expanded opportunities for future faculty preparation in teaching.
- Introduction to evidence-based teaching.
- Connection to a national network of future and current faculty.
- Preparation for successful job searches.
- Opportunities for preparation in teaching with students and faculty across the CIRTL Network.
Tech to Teaching Certificate Program and the CIRTL Network
All CIRTL programming and courses are available to Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunities offered by CIRTL to enhance teaching and learning. One distinct advantage of the CIRTL programming applies specifically to the Tech to Teaching Certificate Program. Now, as a member of CIRTL, Georgia Tech graduate students and postdocs pursuing the teaching certificate will be able to take some CIRTL courses (both synchronous and asynchronous) to satisfy part of the requirements for the program.