CIRTL Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching: July 12 – 16


Dates: July 12 – 16
Times: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)

Please note, this is a different program than the WISCIENCE Scientific Teaching Fellows Program offered at UW-Madison.


Before you can register, you will need to create a (free) CIRTL account here.
Registration Opens:
May 10

Register Here


The CIRTL Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching designed specifically for grad students and postdocs new to teaching. In this five-day institute, you will develop a deep understanding of scientific teaching by examining relevant literature, working online in small peer groups facilitated by topical experts, and performing structured work independently. Throughout the week, you will design an evidence-based, inclusive teaching activity with a disciplinary-focused peer group. Each day will be split between independent work, large group activities and lessons, and small group work to learn content and apply those lessons to your teaching activity. On the final day of the institute, each small group will present their teaching activities to the entire group.

By the end of the institute, you will:

  • Observe, evaluate, and collect a portfolio of innovative teaching approaches, instructional materials and practical strategies for enhancing student learning that can be adapted to your own teaching environment
  • Get a thorough introduction to the core ideas that ground CIRTL’s approach to STEM education: learning-through-diversity, learning communities, evidence-based teaching, and teaching-as-research. Depending on your home institution’s local CIRTL certification process, you may be able to achieve associate-level certification by participating in this institute


More information for this online summer institute can be found on the CIRTL website.


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