The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)’s mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers. It was established with the intent of preparing future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty across the nation, to ultimately improve the STEM learning of all students, at every college and university, and thereby to increase the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation. The three CIRTL core ideas are Evidence-based Teaching, Learning Communities, and Learning-through-Diversity.
ISU’s membership in CIRTL is sponsored in a partnership between CELT and the Graduate College. This 2011 Inside Iowa State article describes how ISU became involved in CIRTL.
View the What is CIRTL? ISU Graduate College video on YouTube.
Several Graduate Student Learning Communities were kickstarted by CIRTL funding at ISU in Fall 2012. We encourage students to participate and/or start their own GLC to enhance the graduate student experience at Iowa State. Learn more about GLCs at Iowa State University.