New Course on STEM Undergraduate Teaching
CIRTL Online Course: Starting October 5, 2014, CIRTL will offer a 7-week online course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based STEM Undergraduate Teaching”. The course is being developed by outstanding CIRTL instructors at partner universities, and is structured like a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) in that participation is mostly asynchronous. It will provide an excellent introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. To enroll, please go to the course webpage. There is no cost for enrolling in the course. As for all CIRTL programs, we welcome PhD students and postdocs from social and behavioral sciences as well as natural sciences, engineering, and math. If you are enrolled in the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate program for 2014-2015, you may not want to do the online course simultaneously.
Learning Community at Northwestern: To enhance your learning experience and to create an opportunity for Northwestern participants to discuss the topics introduced in the course, we will also expect you to attend a one-hour discussion with Northwestern participants once per week by videoconference to include both the Chicago and Evanston campuses. We will meet either on Thursdays or Fridays at 4PM or 5PM. After you enroll, please choose all times that you are available at this Doodle poll. We understand that you might not make every session. The poll will ask for your email address so that we can inform you of the meeting time that is chosen.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Robert Linsenmeier, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology, and Ophthalmology, firstname.lastname@example.org