Created to both honor and renew the university’s longstanding tradition of outstanding teaching and bold educational experimentation, the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) serves all members of the UCSC teaching community. The TLC uses research and equity-minded practices to strengthen the culture of teaching, promote student success and equitable outcomes, and support teacher-leaders at UC Santa Cruz, a thriving minority-serving research institution.
We collaborate with campus educators and other partners to inspire the exploration of innovative and accessible teaching practices and technologies that advance equity, foster deep learning, and increase student engagement.
What do you
want to do?
The TLC offers a broad range of support for instructors and TAs.
Check out the options on the right to get the support you need. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity Data Playbook
A collaboration between CITL, Online Education, HSI Initiatives, and Institutional Research and Policy Studies (IRAPS), the Equity Data Playbook allows campus educators and departmental leaders to observe patterns in student outcomes data and take evidence-based actions to transform equity issues.
Elise Duffau: Technology-Mediated Communication
In both her research and teaching, psychology PhD student Elise Duffau focuses on technology-mediated communication. Whether it’s a conversation between a human and a digital agent (like Alexa and Siri) or an asynchronous discussion forum in an undergraduate course, her goal is the same: To make communication with and through technology more generative and accessible.