CIRTL at Northwestern programs address the three CIRTL core ideas:
Mastery of these foundational pillars is indicated by three ascending levels of learning outcomes: CIRTL Associate, CIRTL Practitioner, and CIRTL Scholar.
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:
- Participate in Mentored Discussions of Teaching, and either attend two CIRTL or Searle Center workshops or take a CIRTL online course
- Participate in the “Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” MOOC, the MCLC (MOOC-Centered Learning Community), and either attend one CIRTL or Searle Center workshop or take a CIRTL online course
- Participate in Turning Your Research Into Teaching (coming soon) and either attend one CIRTL or Searle Center workshop or take a CIRTL online course
- Participate in any two of the following programs: Mentored Discussions of Teaching, Turning Your Research Into Teaching, the “Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” MOOC and the MCLC (MOOC-Centered Learning Community), or the "Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching" MOOC and MCLC
- Complete Reflective and Effective Teaching (formally the Teaching Certificate Program or TCP)
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).