Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a network founded in 2003 by 43 universities in the USA and Canada. Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI became members of CIRTL in 2016. CIRTL’s mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education by developing a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers. CIRTL Network programming for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars is facilitated by member institutions and includes courses, workshops, events, and communities. The foundations for all CIRTL programming are the three core ideas of Teaching-as-Research (TAR), Learning Communities (LCs), and Learning-through-Diversity (LD).

What is CIRTL@IUB?

CIRTL@IUB supports undergraduate education through the professional development of future faculty. The campus program is jointly led by the IUB Graduate School and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. CIRTL@IUB:

The CIRTL@IUB learning community was launched in Fall 2016 and includes Indiana University Bloomington graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM and other disciplines participating in both local and cross-network CIRTL activities. They discuss and develop reflective and evidence-based teaching approaches using strategies that leverage student and instructor diversity and shared learning experiences. Participants can gain competitive advantage in academic job searches by showcasing their CIRTL accomplishments to prospective employers.

Prepare for academic jobs

Beyond what CIRTL graduate students and postdocs learn about and learn to do, their participation in CIRTL has personal and professional benefits as well.

  • Be in community with people across North America who share interests in teaching and learning.
  • Receive mentoring and training to become effective teachers.
  • Develop leadership and networking skills.
  • Earn and showcase Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar digital badges.
  • Gain a competitive advantage in academic career searches.
  • Have increased success as junior faculty members.