In August, Dalhousie became one of six new members joining, and just the second Canadian member in, the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a network that counts Columbia, Cornell, Yale, UBC, other major research universities across North America as current members.  

Dalhousie’s node will be called Learning Equity and Access Research Network (LEARN@DAL), and will focus on supporting faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to build university capacity for reaching and teaching diverse learners.

As members of CIRTL Dalhousie faculty, staff and students can take advantage of free online professional development opportunities, and get access to resources, communities, and support.  It is also a space for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to engage with peers across the network through centrally coordinated activities across the various institutions. 

For more information about Dalhousie’s CIRTL activities, please contact us at learn@dal.ca.  

To access CIRTL resources, you are required to create an account

Upcoming Events

Exploring Careers at a Community College

Join us this fall for a three-part event series on teaching at community colleges. Events in the series will feature community college faculty and instructional staff discussing the teaching and learning environment at their schools, how they teach to a broad diversity of students, and how they navigated the hiring process.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting
Tuesday, December 1 2020
1-2:30 pm AT

This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. The will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to create more equitable classrooms.

Beyond CIRTL

Looking for additional professional development opportunities to build evidence-based and inclusive teaching skills? Consider these opportunities happening beyond The CIRTL Network.

"Inclusive Teaching": Creating and Sustaining Equitable Learning Environments Through Shared Values Clarification

Friday, January 22, 2021
1:30-3PM AT

Teaching is fundamentally a relational process in which our personal and pedagogical values translate into behaviors that drive relationships with and amongst students. Values clarification engages us in deep critical reflection to identify what we value in a learning environment, the personal significance of these values, and their impact on our pedagogical choices and ways of being with our students. The values clarification process supports the creation and nourishment of affirming, equitable learning environments that bolster a strong sense of belonging and academic achievement for all learners. In this session, we will engage in values clarification, generate ideas to elicit and honor what our students value in the learning environment, and explore strategies for co-creating classroom values with students.