UMBC was pleased to join the CIRTL Network in 2016. Our graduate students and post-docs will benefit from access to workshops and courses and our contributions to the network. Becoming part of the CIRTL Network has provided a common bond among our various initiatives to produce future faculty who understand education innovations and diversity initiatives. This formalized structure to establish baseline competencies in these areas will allow members of our local “Learning Community” to become practitioners, associates, and scholars in the integration of research, teaching, and learning. CIRTL is an important part of our PROMISE umbrella – which is our hub for graduate student and postdoctoral development.

If you are a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar interested in an academic career: CIRTL might be of benefit to you! This is a nationally recognized certification program that enhances your practice and your CV.

Getting Started:

  1. Please go to CIRTL.net and register. The account is free and will offer many online courses, workshops, and seminars in the area of teaching and learning.
  2. Join/Follow the CIRTL myUMBC page. This way you will know when we have events locally (in person or virtual).
  3. If you think you are going to pursue a certificate, we would really love for you to fill out this very short Intent Form online, or bring a hard copy to your next in-person session. This helps us keep track of interest in CIRTL and helps us track your progress toward certification.
  4. Start participating in local and national cross-network events at CIRTL.net! These count toward certificates, so keep track of what you attend.


Quick Links:

CIRTL Network – https://www.cirtl.net

CIRTL Registration – https://www.cirtl.net/users/sign_up/account

UMBC PROMISE – https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/home and https://gspd.umbc.edu/promise/

If you have questions, please contact promise@umbc.edu