The University of Pittsburgh is a member of the CIRTL Network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning), a consortium of universities committed to advancing the professional development of the next generation of STEM faculty. Dr. Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Director of the Engineering Education Research Center, will discuss various opportunities to learn about and engage in scholarly teaching.
Anybody affiliated with Pitt can become a CIRTL member and attend their online events. Graduate students and post-docs can obtain Pitt-CIRTL certifications for attending a number of online CIRTL Network events focused on pedagogy, taking a course which follows the Alignment Model, attending learning community meetings, and engaging in a Teaching-as-Research projects. Dr. Besterfield-Sacre will discuss the benefits of engaging in Teaching-as-Research projects for graduate students and post-docs and ideas to improve participation from students in STEM departments at Pitt, as well as how faculty can be mentors to participants.
Pitt-CIRTL Opportunities to Engage in and Learn About Scholarly Teaching: Preparation for Future Faculty
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Location: Room 102, Benedum Hall
Please RSVP to the event here so that we can buy an appropriate amount of food for the event. Pizza will be served!