University Faculty and Graduate Students Now Have Access to Expansive Resources Offered Through CIRTL

LSU was recently selected to join a network of 46 research universities to develop effective teaching practices that address the diversity of student audiences and that improve STEAM learning at colleges and universities. Known as CIRTL, The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education.

“We are truly excited about this new opportunity for our faculty and graduate students,” says Graduate School Dean Michelle Massé, “As a member organization, our faculty and graduate students in all fields now have access to a wide array of resources and programming related to teaching and to improving the classroom experience.”  As part of its responsibilities as a member institution, LSU will also actively participate in and contribute to the content available to CIRTL members nationally.  

The Office of Academic Affairs’ Learning and Teaching Collaborative (LTC), led by Dr. Bill Wischusen, will coordinate LSU’s CIRTL activities and serve as an online clearinghouse for faculty and graduate students.  “LSU CIRTL is the first of many new initiatives LTC and the Graduate School will launch in the upcoming academic year to help faculty and graduate students improve their pedagogy,” says Wischusen.

Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Bill Wischusen at or Dean Michelle Massé at for more information.