Please note that for each level below a for-credit option (OPTION 1) is available as well as a not-for-credit option (OPTION 2). Options outcomes are comparable, though some differences may exist in time commitment and learning products.

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Associate Level

CIRTL Associates have the knowledge and skills to be effective teachers, where they are able to identify research-based best practices in different learning environments to achieve defined learning goals. CIRTL Associates recognize the diversity of their students and seek to meet the needs of diverse learners.

To become a CIRTL Associate at OSU, learners must complete one of these options:

OPTION 1: Enrollment in and satisfactory completion (B or better) of one of the following:

  • GRAD 560 (Theories of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; 3 credits) OR
  • GRAD 561 (Course Design and Methods for College and University Teaching; 3 credits)

[GRAD 560 and GRAD 561 may also be used to satisfy GCCUT requirements for students admitted to that program]

OR

OPTION 2: Completion of 30 hours of department, university, and/or CIRTL courses, MOOCs, seminars, workshops, or webinars; learning contract/plan by the learner and approval of the CIRTL Director required.

Practitioner Level

CIRTL Practitioners have knowledge and skills that allow them to be scholarly teachers, who use research to improve their practice. Practitioners build on what others have learned in an ongoing way, seek evidence of learning, and use evidence to improve practice.

To become a CIRTL Practitioner at OSU, learners must complete the CIRTL Associate Level AND one of these options:

OPTION 1: Enrollment in and satisfactory completion (B or better) of the following:

  • GRAD 610 (Internship; 3 credits)

[GRAD 610 may also be used to satisfy GCCUT requirements for students admitted to that program]

OR

OPTION 2: Completion of a 10-week Teaching Consultation Internship and all associated activities

Scholar Level

CIRTL Scholars have the knowledge and skills to add to our knowledge of teaching and learning through the sharing of the results of Teaching-as-Research (TAR) projects with peers. Becoming a CIRTL Scholar requires in-depth understanding of the literature, critical reflection, and sharing findings with a local, regional, or national group of peers.

To become a CIRTL Scholar at OSU, learners must complete the CIRTL Practitioner Level AND one of these options:

OPTION 1:

  • Enrollment in and satisfactory completion (B or better) of GRAD 607 (Capstone Seminar in College and University Teaching; 3 credits)
    [GRAD 607 may also be used to satisfy GCCUT requirements for students admitted to that program]
  • Design and implement a Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project
  • Present the TAR project at an OSU campus event and/or CIRTL TAR event

OR

OPTION 2:

  • Enrollment in and satisfactory completion of CIRTL Teaching-as-Research course
  • Design and implement a Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project
  • Present the TAR project at an OSU campus event and/or CIRTL TAR event