In 2016, Yale joined the national Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network comprised of 43 research institutions across the United States. CIRTL Network programs have been broadly designed to improve future faculty STEM teaching and mentoring. Yale Graduate Students, Professional Students, and Postdocs who earn the Certificate of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP) will also earn the CIRTL Associate title.
An important component of the CIRTL Network is Teaching as Research (TAR) projects in which participants develop and execute a project to apply evidence-based teaching practices and assessments. Completion and peer review of TAR projects will earn participants the title of CIRTL Network Practitioner and Scholar, respectively.
Every semester and during the summer, the CIRTL Network offers online opportunities for professional development including:
- Online Courses
- CIRTL Reads Journal Club
- Teaching-As-Research Capstone Series
- Teaching with Technology
- Diversity in the College Classroom: Teaching the STEM Undergraduate
- Creating Assessment and Evaluation Plans
- and more!