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CIRTL@UIC is a partnership between The Graduate College and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence (CATE). The Dean of the Graduate College, Professor Karen Colley, and the CATE Executive Director, Professor Erin O’Leary, serve as the administrative leaders of our campus program. They engage with individuals and campus units that work together to support the participation of UIC graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and instructors in a multi-disciplinary community of practitioners with a shared vision to improve undergraduate education.

  • 2003 CIRTL was founded as a National Science Foundation Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education

  • 42 Research universities in the US and Canada are included in the CIRTL Network to date

  • 2020 UIC became a member institution to enhance graduate-through-faculty preparation in teaching and learning

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  • About the CIRTL Network

    The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network seeks to enhance excellence in undergraduate education by providing teaching and professional development for graduate students and postdocs that prepares them to implement and advance effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences.

  • CIRTL's Mission

    The CIRTL Network’s mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers.

  • CIRTL's Core Ideas

    CIRTL seeks to achieve its mission and goals through its core ideas. CIRTL engages learning communities of research universities to engage in the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance student learning.

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