Welcome Back! Theme for 2022: Teaching with joy

CEILS wishes a warm welcome back to our UCLA instructional community! Please take a few minutes to watch the message shared by Life Sciences Dean, Dr. Tracy Johnson, on the theme of “Teaching with Joy” presented during our annual faculty workshop on Sept. 14th. We have overcome many challenges these past couple of years, and look forward to strengthening our community and celebrating with you all this year as we return to campus in 2022. 

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CEILS: A leading STEM Education Center with local and national impact. 

UCLA’s Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS) collaborates with regional, statewide, and national organizations to drive change forward and increase equity, diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Learn more about our center’s team, history, impact, and commitment to this work. Then follow us, subscribe to our newsletter, and join us in this effort.

What We Do

  • We support a collaborative community of instructors committed to advancing teaching excellence, assessment, diversity, and scholarship, resulting in the enhancement of student learning experiences in the Life and Physical Sciences at UCLA.
  • Provide resources for teams, departments, divisions, and institutions to address systemic bias and racism in higher education and create more equitable policies and practices.
  • Our CEILS Equity & Justice workshops, programs, and resources challenge instructors to embrace evidence-based teaching practices to engage all students and create inclusive and anti-racist classroom climates.
  • In partnership with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) we provide training and professional development to current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to prepare them to be excellent educators, effective change agents, and future higher education leaders.
  • The CEILS staff contribute regularly to national collaborations, conversations, conferences, and symposium on key issues facing higher education today.  
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Land Acknowledgement

The Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the taraaxatom (indigenous peoples) in this place. As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders), and ‘eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.