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. The disussion group associated with the course will meet on Fridays from 4:00pm-5:00pm, October 10-November 21. In Evanston we will meet in Pancoe 2401 (near Einstein’s), and in Chicago we will meet in Ward 5-340.
If you haven’t done so, please contact Professor Linsenmeier, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology, and Ophthalmology, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know that you have registered for the MOOC.