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Programs for Graduate Students

The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that fall registration is now open for UT CIRTL, a program that provides professional development opportunities for all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at UT.   (For more information about the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, and its partnership with UT, please visit this page).

The UT CIRTL program offers a variety of opportunities:

  • The Associates Level offers an introduction to the core learning goals of CIRTL.  These goals are: teaching as research, evidence-based learning practices, learning communities, and learning through diversity. This seminar will start in September.  To register go to UTCIRTLASSOCIATESFALL2016.
  • The Practitioners Level provides participants an opportunity to engage the core learning goals at a higher level as well as develop plans to implement these and other innovative practices in their teaching practices and to create a teaching as research proposal. This seminar will start in September. To register, click on the following link: UTCIRTLPRACTITIONERSFALL2016.
  • A STEM Evidence–Based Teaching and Learning Journal Club will be facilitated by Stan Guffey, TennTLC faculty scholar and Distinguished Lecturer in Biology.  The most current and relevant literature on pedagogy and practice in the STEM fields will be discussed.  You can register at UTCIRTLJOURNALCLUBFALL2016.
  • Finally, we offer a blended online and face-to-face learning experience, examining “Diversity in the College Classroom: Teaching the STEM Undergraduate.”  Participants will meet on campus to watch a presentation from noted scholars and instructors and afterwards the local learning community will discuss new insights and applications.  Participants will meet every Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm from September 29 to December 1 to develop inclusive practices for STEM learners. To register, go to UTCIRTLDIVERSITYFALL2016

Please see UT CIRTL Fall 2016 for additional information on these programs.

Registration for the local learning community opportunities is open now and will end August 29th. For more information or guidance as to which seminar is right for you, please contact Ferlin McGaskey at or 974-3932.


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