Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning

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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 2014 CIRTL Postdoctoral Fellow Workshop Series

This postdoctoral career development series addresses the different aspects STEM jobs in academia. For each session a one hour, online CIRTL seminar will be viewed with a face-to-face group discussion to follow.

Please be aware that space is limited and an RSVP is required. Click the links below to RSVP. Parking will be available in front of the TIPS Building (Lot 101) with any valid Texas A&M Parking Permit.

 

Responsible Conduct

TIPS Conference Room 2006 & 2007
February 10, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 pm

This session will cover the following topics and more: conflict of interest, financial conflict, research conflict, Mentor-Mentee relationships. All things that a post-doc needs to have thought out before moving on to the next stage in your career.

 

Mentoring and Being Mentored

TIPS Conference Room 2006 & 2007
March 10, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 pm

This session will take a look at the reasons you might want to intentionally pursue a mentoring relationship and what that relationship can do for you and your career whether you are the mentor or the one being mentored.

 

Networking

TIPS Conference Room 2006 & 2007
April 14, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Networking is one of the keys to success in any field. For postdocs, networking can be especially valuable as you seek the first job. Yet each discipline has its own culture for networking. The panel will help attendees think about what networking might look like for them.

 

The Voice of Experience

TIPS Conference Room 2006 & 2007
May 12, 2014
4:00 – 5:30 pm

This final session will give the opportunity for postdocs from different CIRTL campuses to speak out. This is a time to ask questions that haven't been addressed within the series and to hear from others in the same situation.

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