Keeping More Students in STEM: 20 Research Universities Join CIRTL Network
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is training the nation's next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty to become both great researchers and great teachers. By steeping STEM graduate students and post-doctorate fellows in proven, evidence-based teaching techniques, CIRTL aims to ultimately help more students in STEM fields graduate with a degree in one of those fields.
In 2014 Great Lakes made a three-year, $3.2 million grant to CIRTL to help expand its network of participating universities. At the end of that period, 20 of the 21 pilot universities have committed to extending their participation through 2022, meaning they will be producing a generation of STEM faculty equipped to better serve students nationwide well into the future.