CIRTL@UB Learning Community

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Learning communities are informal meetings where you are surrounded by like-minded peers, where you can feel comfortable to freely exchange ideas, thoughts and questions.

Each semester CIRTL@UB hosts on-campus learning community meetings, to facilitate engaging discussions around CIRTL topics. Meetings will begin with a brief discussion about the CIRTL@UB program and our learning community (for those who may have questions), followed by a discussion on a teaching topic. Participants will have the opportunity to help define future meetings to make for a valuable learning experience for all.  

Attendance at each learning community meeting will count for one hour of learning community participation towards CIRTL@UB certification.

Fall 2020 Learning Community Meetings

All learning community meetings will be held virtually. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

MOOC-Centered Learning Community Meetings

This series of meetings will explore CIRTL core ideas and teaching and learning concepts covered in An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching. Topics include assessment, inclusive teaching, and teaching philosophy statements. This series is ideal for those currently enrolled in the course and for those working towards CIRTL certification. Topics covered are applicable across disciplines. Participants from all fields are encouraged to participate.

Meeting Schedule
Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.
Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, and Dec. 17

TA Learning Community Meetings

This series will focus on CIRTL core ideas and effective teaching practices for TAs. Topics covered include teaching online, common classroom challenges, and teaching philosophy statements. Bring your questions, share your experiences, and exchange insights and ideas with TAs and colleagues across campus.

Meeting Schedule
Fridays, 4-5 p.m.
Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Dec. 4, and Dec. 18

Office Hours

Contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss CIRTL or teaching related topics.

This series is offered by CIRTL@UB in collaboration with the Graduate School and the Center for Educational Innovation.