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CIRTL Certificate

CIRTL at Northwestern programs address the three CIRTL core ideas:

  1. Learning Communities
  2. Learning-through-Diversity
  3. Teaching-as-Research

Mastery of these foundational pillars is indicated by three ascending levels of learning outcomes: CIRTL Associate, CIRTL Practitioner, and CIRTL Scholar.

CIRTL Associate

CIRTL Associates demonstrate knowledge of effective teaching practices and a commitment to the core principles that enhance evidence-based teaching in their discipline. There are a number of options that you can engage in to achieve the CIRTL Associate level certification at Northwestern.

Each bullet point below is one option to achieve the Associate level. Participants may:

CIRTL Practitioners

CIRTL Practitioners have met the requirements for CIRTL Associate and have implemented a Teaching-As-Research project through the Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) program.

CIRTL Scholars

CIRTL Scholars have met the STAR Practitioner requirements and have contributed to the broader community by sharing their findings (e.g., presenting a talk or poster at a conference or submitting a scholarly publication).