Three Core Ideas are at the foundation of CIRTL programming: Teaching as Research, Learning Communities, and Learning through Diversity. As participants demonstrate increasing mastery of these concepts and their application, they are eligible to receive nationally-recognized certificates of achievement in evidence-based teaching and mentoring practices.
In order to receive a CIRTL Certificate, participants must meet learning outcomes at each level. At the Associate level, there are many flexible coursework and workshop options to pursue an individualized pathway to familiarity with the learning outcomes.
The major requirement for CIRTL Practitioner level certificate status is to design and conduct at least a pilot-scale Teaching as Research project. However, the chart indicates some of the content and skills frequently involved in doing so.
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