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Spring 2017 UT Learning Community Opportunities

cirtlThe Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that registration is now open for their spring professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in UT CIRTL.  There are three seminars: Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar.

The Associate Level offers an introduction to the core learning goals of CIRTL.  These are teaching as research, evidence-based learning practices, learning communities, and learning through diversity.  Participants will meet once a week for five weeks. The seminar will start the week of January 23rd and end the week of February 20th.  To register go to UTCIRTLASSOCIATE2017S.

The Practitioner Level provides participants an opportunity to engage the core learning goals at a higher level as well as create plans to implement these and other innovative practices in their teaching practices.  Additionally, participants will develop a teaching as research proposal. Participants will meet seven times.  This seminar will start the week of January 23rd.  It ends the week of March 20th. To register, click on the following link: UTCIRTLPRACTITIONER2017S.

The Scholar Level provides support for those participants who wish to implement a Teaching as Research project in their course.  At this level, participants design and complete an IRB approved study about a teaching and learning practice in some educational environment.  These participants engage in a learning community with others that are completing similar projects.  You can register for this level by completing the survey associated with the following link: UTCIRTLSCHOLAR2017S.

Registration for the local learning community opportunities is open now and will end January 2nd.  For more information or guidance as to which seminar is right for you, please contact Ferlin McGaskey at or 974-3932. In addition to these on campus learning communities, there is also a list of all the spring offerings that you will find in the CIRTL Cross Network.  For more information on these or to join the CIRTL network please go to