Pitt-CIRTL In-Person Courses

 

Preparation for the STEM Classroom

Fall Semesters

BIOSCI/CHEM/ENGR 3001

Tuesdays 4:00 - 4:50 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 320

This seminar series is designed for Ph.D. students and post-doctorate fellows interested in pursuing an academic career and who wish to gain didactic knowledge and skills related to teaching in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classroom. This course provides an introduction to the alignment model, evidence-based teaching practices, and general principles of teaching and learning.

Class is open to graduate students, professional students, postdocs, and faculty and can be taken either for credit or not-for-credit. Email April at aprila@pitt.edu or register as not-for-credit at https://forms.gle/HfuevE3mwbXaGF3g8.

For course information in the Pitt course catalog, see links below:

BIOSC 3001

CHEM 3001

ENGR 3001

 

Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

Spring Semesters

ENGR 3002

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:25 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 318

This course is designed for graduate students and postdocs preparing for academic careers in the STEM disciplines and interested in learning how to apply research principles to their disciplinary teaching. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them in addition to learning how to collect, analyze, and act upon their own evidence of student teaching. Interested faculty are also welcome to join. 

Topics Include but are not limited to:   
    •  How to plan and implement a small-scale education research project (TAR project)
    •  Strategies for creating inclusive classroom environment
    •  Advantages to utilizing advanced approaches like PBL, POGIL, & Inquiry Based Labs
    •  How to use educational literature to enhance your teaching
    •  Navigating human subjects IRB for education-based projects

Class is open to graduate students, professional students, postdocs, and faculty and can be taken either for credit or not for credit.

For course information in the Pitt course catalog, see links below:

 

Preparation for a STEM Academic Career

Spring Semesters

ENGR 3000

Thursdays 12:00 - 12:50 PM    Benedum Hall     Room: 312

This seminar series is designed for PhDs (within 1.5 years of graduating) and Postdocs pursuing an academic career. Experienced faculty provide discussion-based seminars on how to get the desired academic position and be successful during the early years. Topics include: how to apply for academic positions, preparing for the interview, supervising graduate research, balancing service obligations, the promotion and tenure process, funding avenues, publishing and intellectual property, teaching expectations, and balancing work-life issues.

Topics Include but are not limited to:   
    •  How to prepare for applying to faculty positions
    •  Balancing service obligations
    •  The promotion and tenure process
    •  Publishing and intellectual property
    •  Balancing work-life issues
    •  Teaching and funding expectations

Class is open to graduate students, professional students, postdocs, and faculty and can be taken either for credit or not for credit.

For course information in the Pitt course catalog, see links below:

ENGR 3000