Our Mission

To enhance excellence in undergraduate education through STEM evidence-based teaching practices.

The University of Pittsburgh is a partner institution in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL is a cross-university network of 41 diverse research universities across the US and Canada committed to advancing the professional development of the next generation of STEM faculty. CIRTL is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundations.

We are working with the next generation of STEM faculty to develop knowledge about, and engagement with, evidence-based teaching/learning practices. Our programming includes professional development workshops and seminars, semester-long seminar-based courses, journal/book clubs, and learning community lunch meetings where we discuss Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project ideas. We welcome PhD students, post-docs, and interested faculty to join us!


What professional development events are happening on campus?


CIRTL Institutions


Click here to download the Pitt-CIRTL informational flyer. 

Our Partners