Professor Steven McKay standing in front of a map, pointing at Santa Cruz.



TLC is a hub for research on teaching and learning embedded in practice at UC Santa Cruz. We aim to uplift innovative research about higher-education teaching and learning conducted by UC Santa Cruz researchers, both about our campus and beyond. With the support of external grants and campus partnerships, we also conduct research to develop resources and professional development opportunities that support equity-minded teaching practices on our campus.

Theresa Hice‑Fromille in front of a mural.

Featured Research

Teaching for Black Girls: What Every Graduate Student Instructor Can Learn from Black Girlhood Studies

I don’t remember many details from my first teaching experience, but I do recall the feeling of dread as I entered a small classroom one winter evening. As I was new to the research university setting, I did not have any personal experience with teaching assistants (TAs) from which to draw…

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Last modified: Apr 25, 2024