UCI is a member of the national Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning which is an NSF, SLOAN and GLHEC (Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation) -funded Center dedicated to working with graduate students and postdocs to grow STEM faculty who are effective at evidence-based teaching as well as research. UCI’s CIRTL programming is a partnership between DTEI and Graduate Division and is open to graduate students and postdocs from any discipline. Grads and postdocs can choose to participate in the program at several different levels, depending on their interests and career goals. Students can earn certificates which document their mastery of CIRTL core ideas, including evidence-based teaching, diversity, and teaching as research.

The CIRTL Associate level certificate can be earned through on-campus programs, most commonly by completing University Studies 390X. After becoming a CIRTL Associate, participants qualify for the Teaching as Research Fellowships and the TAR Seminar (University Studies 395).

All graduate students and postdocs at UCI have access to the wealth of online resources, webinars, and courses offered on the main CIRTL website. We recommend that you sign up for the CIRTL newsletter as well.

Email Dr. Danny Mann at dmann@uci.edu if you have any questions about CIRTL.