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Past CIRTL Network Institutes

Fall 2017

One-Day Regional Institute: Teaching at Teaching-Intensive Institutions

Westfield State University
Friday, October 6, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, a CIRTL Network institution, co-sponsored “Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions” on Friday, October 6, 2017. The one-day, face-to-face teaching institute took place at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts.

The day-long institute introduced graduate students and postdocs to faculty careers at teaching-intensive institutions. Many faculty enjoy rewarding careers at colleges and universities that primarily emphasize teaching, including liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and regional comprehensive universities. This event provided participants with a valuable opportunity to learn from and network with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region. 

The institute was offered at no cost. Participants were responsible for their own travel and lodging; lunch was provided. Questions? Contact Amhert’s Office of Professional Development at

Summer 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Evidence-Based Teaching Institute

  • July 24-28, 2017
  • Boulder, CO
  • Target audience: Postdocs and new faculty members
  • No fee, but participants are responsible for own travel and lodging

Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute

  • May 30-June 1, 2017 or
  • June 6-8, 2017
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Lodging and meals available at no cost

Evidence-Based Teaching Institute at Vanderbilt University

  • May 22-23, 2017
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • Lodging available at no cost

Summer 2016

Evidence-Based Teaching Institute at Vanderbilt University

  • May 19-20, 2016
  • August 18-19, 2016
  • Nashville, TN

STRIPE Teaching Institute for Postdocs at CU Boulder

  • June 13-17, 2016
  • Boulder, CO

Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute

  • May 24-26, 2016
  • Baltimore, MD

Northeast Regional Learning Community on Inclusive Teaching

  • Readings and online discussions: May 1-June 11, 2016
  • One-day in-person symposium: June 15, 2016
  • Rochester, NY

A 7-week program for current and future faculty at Cornell, Columbia, University of Rochester, and University at Buffalo. Through online group discussions and in-person workshops, participants will develop an understanding of the impact of identity, attitudes, and biases on student learning, and explore teaching strategies to create more inclusive learning environments.

  • Speaker for June 15 symposium: Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Sessions:
    • Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Course Design and Classroom Behavior
    • Navigating Bias-Related Incidents and Our Roles

Please contact to register for the program. Travel grants are available for CIRTL-participating graduate students and postdocs.

Downloadable Flyer (PDF)