All CIRTL programs and activities are based on the following core values:
- Teaching-through-Diversity. Begins with recognition of the reality that existing social and educational practices do not always promote equal success for all learners.
- Learning Communities. Bring participants together for collaborative discovery and learning to achieve specific goals.
- Teaching as Research (TAR). Involves the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement effective teaching and learning practices.
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Levels of Accomplishment
In addition to accessing local and international CIRTL events, you can work towards three recognized levels of accomplishment:
- Meet all course requirements for either UNIV600 (Spring) or UNIV601 (Fall)
- Attend 2 local teaching-related workshops on approved CIRTL list, plus a campus teaching institute.
- Participate in learning community by attending meetings
- Optional participation in a STEM education research journal club
• Written reflection on overall progress Teaching philosophy (UNIV601) or sample syllabus (UNIV600)
- Complete both UNIV600 (Spring) and UNIV-601 (Fall) – whichever one not completed.
- 2 additional workshops and an institute
- Help to set learning community agenda and plan activities
- Mentored TAR project (lesson study, or another form of action research)
- Participate in journal club
• Completed and refined teaching philosophy and sample syllabus
• Description of TAR project write-up or report
- Participate and complete research practicum UNIV667
- Co-facilitate workshops or new GTA orientation sessions
- Co-facilitate learning community and begin to take on leadership role
- More extensive mentored research project
- Continued participation in journal club
• Public presentation of project outside of local UD community