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Graduate Student Leadership Institute

Each semester, the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning at Texas A&M University (CIRTL@TAMU) seeks applications for its Graduate Student Leadership Institute. Applicants must have a passion for the enhancement of undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching strategies for diverse learners.
Open to graduate and professional students at the TAMU-College Station campus who have successfully completed a CIRTL Associate Certificate or higher.

Application Deadline Leadership Fellow Semester
July 1st Fall
November 1st Spring
April 1st Summer
Note: there is no limit on number of semesters you can participate.

Participant Benefits:

Receive recognition for your investment and dedication to the training of the next generation of faculty.
  • Develop professional skills in teaching and educational research.
  • Establish collaborations & expand your professional network with CIRTL@TAMU leadership/mentors & faculty guest facilitators.
  • Mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in enhancing undergraduate learning through leading a CIRTL@TAMU program under the mentorship of CIRTL@TAMU leadership.
  • Receive a CIRTL@TAMU Leadership Institute stipend.
  • Earn a CIRTL Certificate—depending on level of engagement, Fellows can earn a CIRTL Associate, Practitioner or Scholar Certificate.

Leadership Fellow Expectations & Outcomes:

Associate Level Certificate:
  • Serve as Leadership Fellow during one semester.
  • Serve as a promoter of CIRTL@TAMU and CIRTL Network values and programming.
  • Lead/Co-Lead a CIRTL@TAMU program (e.g., Local Learning Community).
Practitioner Level Certificate:
  • Meet the requirements for Practitioner Level Certificate.
  • Develop and execute a Teaching-as-Research plan to improve the program.
Scholar Level Certificate:
  • Meet the requirements for Practitioner Level Certificate
  • Add to the community knowledge about teaching and learning by disseminating findings through presentation and/or publication to all university, regional, national, or international audiences.
CIRTL Associate Certificate - CIRTL@TAMU Leadership Institute or higher, depending on outcomes received (see above).

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