About

The Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching (CIRT) was founded in 2010 to facilitate excellence in research and teaching at Grand Canyon University. As a faculty-driven initiative, CIRT strives to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse faculty. CIRT programming and services cross teaching mode and discipline to foster an integrated faculty community of teaching scholars.

Vision:

Faculty at Grand Canyon University will be renowned leaders in producing, practicing, and critiquing innovative approaches to teaching research.

Purpose:

Foster the growth of critical consumers and producers of knowledge in the areas of teaching and learning research. 

Mission: 

Foster a culture of critical reflection that looks past "best practices" to "best questions" to promote innovation in teaching and learning research.

Goals:

  • Foster innovative instructional and assessment strategies in the classroom.
  • Facilitate dissemination of evidence-based teaching principles, strategies, and educational policy.
  • Create opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange of best practices in higher education.
  • Promote a scholarly approach to teaching, learning, and assessment.

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