Enrich Your Experience

Enrich Your Experience

Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning

The Graduate College is excited to announce that ASU has joined the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, referred to as CIRTL (sɜr-təl).


CIRTL was founded in 2003 as a National Science Foundation Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education, to develop a national STEM faculty committed to undergraduate education. Now, CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop faculty in all disciplines by implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers.  

CIRTL offerings are distinguished by three core ideas

  1. Learning through diversity
  2. Teaching as research
  3. Learning communities

In partnership with CIRTL and the 40+ institutions in the network, the Graduate College plans to better serve the professional development needs of doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars, as well as any others interested in the science of teaching and learning. 

Benefits of joining CIRTL:

  • Access to hundreds of teaching and learning resources in and outside of ASU

  • Opportunities to join (or start) Learning Communities on a variety of different topics 

  • Professionalization credentials that improve your job prospects

CIRTL credentials

While all members of the ASU Community are welcome to participate in any of the free ASU/CIRTL offerings, students and postdocs wishing to become certified by CIRTL may do so at three levels:

  • Associate – demonstrates awareness of CIRTL principles through certain benchmarks

  • Practitioner – completes a Teaching-As-Research project

  • Scholar – disseminates original scholarship about teaching

Learn how to become ASU CIRTL certified

For questions contact gradinfo@asu.edu