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Cornell University

CIRTL at Cornell

Online Courses

Online graduate courses from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network allow you to interact with faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students from 40 research universities.

All participants who successfully complete course activities and assignments will receive a letter of completion. Optional local credit is available for some online CIRTL courses upon request, through a graduate individual study course number. Cornell graduate students or postdocs interested in enrolling for independent study credit should contact CIRTL at Cornell Program Director Dr. Colleen McLinn at

Courses for Summer 2018

Early registration for summer courses is open from May 7-June 4. Cornell is a CIRTL member institution, so Cornell affiliates can register during this time. Regular registration runs from June 5-25.

Designing Your Course & Designing Yourself as a Teacher: A Simultaneous Process

Learn to think holistically about your course design and teaching philosophy in this 4-week online short course.

  • July 5 – July 26, 2018
  • Meets online weekly on Thursdays from 2-4 pm ET
  • Early registration: May 7 – June 4. Regular registration: June 5-25.
  • Credit: N/A

Graduate students and postdocs have registration priority, followed by faculty and staff.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

Learn about developing effective, evidence-based STEM teaching practices at your own pace through online video modules and discussion boards in this MOOC developed by CIRTL Network faculty. Both current and aspiring faculty are welcome in this course.

  • Starts June 11, 2018
  • Self-paced online course materials, weekly local discussions at Cornell TBD based on participant schedules.
  • Credit: N/A

Past online courses