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Stanford University has joined the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) network. The mission of  CIRTL is to “enhance excellence in undergraduate education through development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing evidence-based teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers.”

CIRTL values learner-centered education, equity and inclusion, diversity and representation, collaboration, intellectual generosity, inclusive excellence and innovation, and reflective decision-making. We are excited that Stanford will now be able to utilize this network to bring more opportunities for professional development in teaching and learning to our graduate students, postdocs and other interested instructors.

This opportunity is being offered to the community through a collaboration between CTL, the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and Stanford Introductory Studies.

CIRTL core ideas


Learning-through-diversity capitalizes on the rich array of experiences, backgrounds, and skills among undergraduates and graduates-through-faculty to enhance the learning of all. It recognizes that excellence and diversity are necessarily intertwined.


Teaching-as-research is the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods by instructors to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers.

Learning Communities

Learning communities bring together groups of people for shared learning, discovery, and generation of knowledge. To achieve common learning goals, a learning community nurtures functional relationships among its members.

Stanford campus CIRTL events will be offered starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. Please check back for more information. In the meantime, you are encouraged to make a CIRTL account to enable you to access network-wide resources and events. Visit the CIRTL homepage and select “sign in” in the upper left hand corner to create a profile. 

The CIRTL network is comprised of many member institutions across the United States and Canada. See the full list of other member institutions here

Program contacts

Jamie Imam (she/her)

Jamie Imam

CIRTL Administrative Director
Lecturer-Consultant, CTL
Lecturer, Department of Biology
jamiec [at]

Kritika Yegnashankaran (she/her)

Kritika Yegnashankaran

CIRTL Administrative Co-Director
Associate director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, CTL
kyegnashankaran [at]

Amanda Modell (she/her)


Associate director, Graduate Teaching Programs, CTL
amandamodell [at]

Gloriana Trujillo (she/her)

Gloriana Trujillo

CIRTL University Leadership
Interim director, CTL
Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs, CTL
gloriana [at]

 Stacey Bent (she/her)

headshot of Stacey Bent

CIRTL University Leadership                                                       
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
sbent [at]

CIRTL advisory group members

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Parna Sengupta, Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS)
Shizuka Yamada, COLLEGE

Graduate School of Education

Ben Domingue

McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society

Anne Newman

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Sofie Kleppner

Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Anika Green

School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

Ryan Petterson

School of Humanities and Sciences

Lanier Anderson
Marcelo Clerici-Arias
Justin Du Bois
Rebecca Gleit
Gabriella Safran

School of Engineering

Elisabeth Pate-Cornell
Sheri Sheppard

School of Medicine

Michael Gisondi


CIRTL network events feed

CIRLT@Stanford hosts an events feed from our CIRTL network partners.

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