Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning



Graduate Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields

Looking to set yourself apart as an experienced teacher?

 

Faculty in STEM Fields

Looking for professional development opportunities for NIH and NSF training program requirements?

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Want to connect with other postdocs on campus and explore career development opportunities?

CIRTL@TAMU for Faculty

CIRTL@TAMU enables faculty to reach their career goals.

  • CIRTL online and on-campus resources on teaching and mentoring help faculty achieve better results in the classroom with less effort.
  • CIRTL network resources and/or local programs available to your trainees can be leveraged to enhance your proposals.
  • CIRTL provides networking opportunities with faculty across the nation interested in bringing inquiry-based learning into the undergraduate classroom.
  • TAMU faculty and future faculty can engage in local CIRTL programs as workshop facilitators, speakers, and faculty mentors.

 

Directing your students and post-doctoral fellows to CIRTL@TAMU can effectively supplement your individual mentoring efforts:

  • CIRTL @ TAMU provides on-campus resources for diverse STEM audiences, including graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty.
  • CIRTL national network provides online courses, workshops and “coffee hours” for diverse learning opportunities about STEM teaching and career issues.

CIRTL can help your current and future STEM faculty prepare to be more efficient, effective teachers!

 

For more information on local CIRTL@TAMU activities visit the "Graduate Student" page or contact:

Dr. Ra'sheedah Richardson
Instructional Consultant
Center for Teaching Excellence
979.845.0793
sheedah@tamu.edu

Ms. Joelle Muenich
Graduate Student Specialist IV
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
979.845.3631
joelle.muenich@tamu.edu

CIRTL@TAMU for Postdoctoral Fellows

Spring 2015 CIRTL Postdoc Workshop Series


Date: February 24th        
Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm 
Location: Evans 612        
Title: "Size Counts" and Other Fallacies of Successful Active Learning Strategies
http://ers.tamu.edu/DetailedEventInformation.aspx?schedule=2472

Date: March 3rd                
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm       
Location: Evans 612        
Title: Surviving the First Year as Faculty Member - Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance
http://ers.tamu.edu/DetailedEventInformation.aspx?schedule=2473

Date: March 24th              
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm       
Location: Evans 612        
Title: Surviving the First Year as Faculty Member - Women in STEM Navigating Academic Careers
http://ers.tamu.edu/DetailedEventInformation.aspx?schedule=2474

Date: April 28th
Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm                 
Location: Evans 612        
Title: Teaching Strategies
http://ers.tamu.edu/DetailedEventInformation.aspx?schedule=2476

Date: May 14th  
Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm                 
Location: Evans 612        
Title: Teaching Philosophy Statement
http://ers.tamu.edu/DetailedEventInformation.aspx?schedule=2475

Additional Campus Resources for Postdocs

TAMU Health Science Center Postdoc Association

Targeted for Postdoc research scientists, this group meets monthly on every 3rd Tuesday at noon (except in December). To find out more information on the association, and to join, contact Stacy DeLeon (sdeleon@medicine.tamhsc.edu)


TAMU ADVANCE Center Speaker Series

The Speaker Series brings outstanding senior and mid-career women scientists and engineers to campus for two talks, one about their research and another about diversity in STEM.  It is anticipated that there will be 3-5 speakers per year. For more information, visit their webpage at http://advance.tamu.edu/index.php/activities/advance-speaker-series.html


TAMU ADVANCE Roadmap Workshop

This annual Workshop is hosted by the ADVANCE Center and takes place on campus during the spring.  It is designed for women STEM postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors (3 years or less) both from Texas A&M and from other institutions.  The topics covered in the Workshop include academic portfolios, teaching, research, service, work-life balance, mentoring and more. Participation in each Workshop is limited to 50 attendees. For more information, visit their webpage at http://advance.tamu.edu/index.php/roadmap-workshops/candidate-information.html


CVM Spring Research Symposium

The CVM-Graduate Student Association and the CVM Postdoctoral Association are once again excited to host this annual event that allows graduate students and post docs to present their research to the entire College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  This year the Symposium will be held on January 29, 2015 followed by dinner and the keynote address at Pebble Creek Country Club. For more information visit http://vetmed.tamu.edu/gsa/spring-research-symposium


CVM Postdoc Association

The mission of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine Postdoctoral Association is to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience and to facilitate the long-term success of our members. Members include all non-tenure-track postdoctoral appointments including Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates, Research Assistants and Associates, and post-DVM/VMD interns and residents in the college. For more information visit http://vetmed.tamu.edu/pda/about-us

has its own culture for networking. The panel will help attendees think about what networking might look like for them.

CIRTL Network Resources

Click the links below for more information.

CIRTLCast and Coffee Hour Sessions

Drawing from expertise in the Network, CIRTLCasts are formal presentations on a contemporary topic relevant to teaching and learning in the STEM classroom while the Coffee Hour sessions allow for interactive discussion.

Cross-Network Courses

Register for an online learning experience that gives you a chance to interact with graduate students and post-docs from CIRTL Network universities across the nation.

Network Exchange Program

The CIRTL Network Exchange Program funds a 2-3 day visit to a host campus within the CIRTL Network. This program gives graduate students who have completed a Teaching-as-Research project the opportunity to give a colloquium and sometimes a second research presentation to disciplinary colleagues at another CIRTL Network institution.

 

To view a list of upcoming CIRTL Cross-Network Events visit www.cirtl.net/events

CIRTL National Network

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty in STEM disciplines, with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate STEM education in our country. Established in fall 2006, the CIRTL Network was initially comprised of Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Vanderbilt University. After a substantial expansion in 2011, the Network now includes 23 research intensive universities across the nation.

 

National Website: www.cirtl.net

 

Institutional Leader for Texas A&M University:

Dr. Karen Butler-Purry
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

Administrative Co-Leader for Texas A&M University:

Dr. Susan Bloomfield
Professor of Health and Kinesiology
Assistant Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

 

Contact Information for CIRTL@TAMU:

Dr. Ra'sheedah Richardson
Instructional Consultant
Center for Teaching Excellence
979.845.0793
sheedah@tamu.edu

Ms. Joelle Muenich
Graduate Student Specialist IV
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
979.845.3631
joelle.muenich@tamu.edu