Special Announcement:
2017 Faculty Workshop on Best Practices in Teaching

Wednesday September 20, 2017 | 8am – 5pm | Hershey Hall, Room 158

This workshop will address select topics in science and math education appropriate for instructors who either are relatively new to college teaching or who have instructional responsibilities in the large enrollment gateway courses for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors.  All ladder and non-ladder faculty hired by departments and interdisciplinary programs for the Life and Physical Sciences are invited to participate in this workshop.  The format and emphasis of this day-long event has been modified from previous years, so even if you have participated in this workshop before, you might consider attending again this year and learning something new!

Programs and Initiatives


cirtl2-logoThe Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching  which uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. [MORE]

Summer Institute

summer-institute-logoThe Summer Institute (SI) is part of a national effort to improve college education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to enhance the academic success of all students by helping current and future faculty develop and adopt inclusive and effective teaching practices. [MORE]


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The  UPLIFT Program at UCLA supports postdoctoral scholars in the biological sciences who have a demonstrated interest in teaching, research, and supporting diversity in the STEM fields. [MORE]

California Alliance (NSF-AGEP)

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The California Alliance is a partnership between four leading California universities to ensure that underrepresented minority (URM) PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from our alliance institutions aspire to and populate the ranks of the postdoctoral population, the faculty at competitive research and teaching institutions, the federally funded national laboratories, and scientific think tanks.

Learning Assistants Program

The Learning Assistants (LA) program at UCLA is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary instructional strategy that benefits science majors and faculty teaching large introductory science and math courses. [MORE]

Faculty Learning Program

The NSF-funded Faculty Learning Program to Improve STEM Undergraduate Teaching and Learning gathers STEM faculty from 2- and 4-year institutions together in a collaborative environment to learn and improve the each individual’s instructional practice, and build relationships and understanding of one another’s teaching and learning contexts. [MORE]