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Current and past news items for the Teaching + Learning Commons. 


SAPD Fall Proposal Development Workshops
Nov. 7, 2018
In preparation for the next Strategic Academic Program Development (SAPD) Request for Proposals (RFP) coming up in January 2018, the SAPD Support Team led by Director Williams Ettouati, has planned a series of informational workshops to assist faculty and academic units with proposal development. Each workshop will focus on either a specific type of SAPD program or on the SAPD financial model.


Visiting Faculty Program: Summer 2019 Applications open now!
Nov. 7, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas. As part of the program, selected faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applications for Summer 2019 term are due January 10, 2019.


A Scholarship to Help You Change the World
Nov. 7, 2018
Global TIES, UC San Diego’s award-winning humanitarian engineering, social innovation, and sustainable development program is hosting an information session on Nov. 7, 2018, to learn about the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship, which awards $7000 in scholarship AND up to $8000 in project support to sophomore and junior changemakers.


Encouragement to Seek Support for Research Experiences for Undergraduates Research
Nov. 5, 2018
UC San Diego encourages investigators to submit proposals and requests for supplementary funding to support engagement of undergraduate students in research.


Commons' Director Invited to be NCLCA Mentor
October 17, 2018
Susan Rinaldi, Director of the Academic Achievement Hub in the Teaching + Learning Commons, has been invited to be a mentor for national learning center professionals at the annual National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Institute in July 2019. 


Call for Social Good Research Submissions for Ashoka Conference in San Diego
October 15, 2018
The University of California, San Diego welcomes paper, panel, and poster submissions for a one-day symposium on Feb. 20, 2019, focused on disciplinary and interdisciplinary research related to creating sustained social good. Submissions are welcome from all fields, including but not limited to social sciences, physical sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, public policy, education, arts and humanities, business, and medicine and health sciences. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts. Submission deadline Nov. 15, 2018.


Teaching + Learning Commons Reorganization
April 2018
To fulfill its mission, the Teaching + Learning Commons is adjusting its organizational base exclusively to one of “hubs,” whose leaders and staff will routinely work together. There will be four hubs – the Academic Achievement Hub and the Writing Hub, already in place, and the newly created Engaged Teaching Hub and Digital Learning Hub.