Year of the Commons

The Year of the Commons is a year-long celebration of teaching and learning at UC San Diego, slated to begin in parallel with the Teaching + Learning Commons' grand opening in the Geisel Library in fall 2016. Events will be hosted throughout the year, organized around quarterly themes. 

Fall 2016: Student-Centered Learning and Teaching: challenges, opportunities, and the road ahead

Take a Not So Commons Study Break

Oct. 4, 5-6 PM; Oct. 5, 2-3 PM; and Oct. 6, 1-2 PM 

Students are invited to visit the Teaching + Learning Commons in Geisel Library to learn about services The Commons offers to help them achieve inside and outside of the classroom. These services encourage students to be active participants in charge of their education and learning.

Coffee and snacks provided.

 

Related UCSD Events

DATE

EVENT

SPONSOR

September 19, 2016

Welcome Week Student Services Fair

Student Affairs

September 20, 2016

New Faculty Orientation

Academic Personnel

September 21, 2017

New TA Orientation

TLC @ Geisel

September 21, 2017

Women’s Center Welcome Week Fest

Women’s Center

October 17, 2017

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Open House

TLC @ Geisel

October 22, 2016

Family Weekend

Student Affairs

November 1, 2016

Student-Centered Learning in the Classroom

TLC @ Geisel

November 1, 2006

Postdoc Research Symposium

Research Affairs

November 14-18, 2016

International Education Week Events 

International Center

 


Year of the Commons Fall Quarter Planning Group:

Tricia Bertram Gallant 

Office of Academic Integrity

Kim Elias

Teaching + Learning Commons: Engaged Learning Tools

Courtney Giordano

International Center

Erin Glass

Digital Humanities

Mona Hassoun

Teaching + Learning Commons

Susan Rinaldi

Teaching + Learning Commons: Triton Achievement Hub

Shana Slebioda, Co-Chair

Graduate Division

Laurel Nelson

Teaching + Learning Commons

Tricia Taylor

Teaching + Learning Commons: Academic Internship Program

Dominique Turnbow, Co-Chair

Geisel Library

Ying Xiong

Teaching + Learning Commons: Academic Assessment

 

Winter 2017: Celebrating Diversity: developing culturally competent, global citizens and social change agents

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

January 5-6, 2017

As faculty and educators, the decisions we make about curriculum design and implementation, the ways we help students navigate complex course material, and the structural factors affecting our classrooms all have a role in shaping the learning experience of our diverse students.  This workshop aims to increase awareness of the challenges faced by different groups of students on our campus, and to highlight tangible strategies and course materials (*syllabi) that can be used to build inclusive teaching and learning environments. 

Location: NSBB 2303

Advanced registration required.

 

"Can Diversity and Research Be Linked?" faculty panel, followed by "Beyond the Checkbox" photo project

February 22, 2017, 5-7 PM

Hear faculty share how their publishing applies to how celebrating diversity develops culturally competent, global citizens, and social change agents. Following the panel, we will offer attendees an interactive/immersive experience to join a campus community project about identity, diversity, and sense of place in a dynamic social and political world. This event is geared toward UCSD graduate students, but faculty and staff are also welcome.

Location: Teaching + Learning Commons @ Geisel Library,

Catered event.  No RSVP required.

 

"Hidden Figures" film screening and discussion panel

March 9, 2017, 6 PM

Join us Thursday, March 9th, at 6pm, in the Price Center theater, to see Hidden Figures, a film about the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, black female mathematicians who made crucial contributions to America's space program. Co-sponsored by the Women's Center and the Teaching + Learning Commons.

Location: Price Center Theatre


Related UCSD Events

DATE

EVENT

SPONSOR

January 15, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & Day of Service

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

January 25, 2017

¡Ni Una Más! The Mass Killing of Women in Mexico

International House Global Forum

February 15, 2017

Quarterly Conversations in Global Health

International House Global Forum

February 23, 2017

Uncovering Implicit Bias: The imact of bias on health disparities

Geisel Library

February 25, 3017

Black History Month Scholarship Brunch 

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

March 1, 2017

 Diversity Awards Program 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

March 1, 2017

Aftermath: International Responses to the Women's March

International House Global Forum

March 8, 2017

 International Women's Day

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

March 8, 2017

Enslaved: The Local and Global Business of Sex Trafficking

International House Global Forum

March 15, 2017

Kyoto Symposium

UC San Diego & Kyoto University 

March 

 UC San Diego Women's Conference

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Year of the Commons Winter Quarter Planning Group:

Malou Amparo

Eleanor Roosevelt College

Kim Elias

Teaching + Learning Commons: Engaged Learning Tools

Lia Friedman

Geisel Library

Mona Hassoun

Teaching + Learning Commons

Shawna Hook-Held, Co-Chair

Eleanor Roosevelt College

Shane Moise, Co-Chair

Jacobs School of Engineering

Laurel Nelson

Teaching + Learning Commons

Susan Rinaldi

Teaching + Learning Commons: Triton Achievement Hub

Spring 2017: Catalyzing Lifelong Learning: fostering creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship


The Goals of the Year of the Commons include:

  • Introducing the Teaching + Learning Commons as a novel university-wide integrative organization that supports and facilitates excellence in teaching and learning through coordination, connection, communication, innovation, and assessment.
  • Building pride and community by celebrating learning-centered, inclusive teaching, and showcasing innovative teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Bringing together faculty, students, and staff to advance student achievement and success at UC San Diego and beyond as a community and via a collective approach.
  • Fostering the creation of learning environments in which diverse students can excel, thus advancing UC San Diego’s mission as a student-centered public research university.


The Year of the Commons Steering Committee includes

April Bjornsen, Graduate Division

Kim Elias, Teaching + Learning Commons

Courtney Giordano, International Center

Mona Hassoun, Teaching + Learning Commons

Gillian Hemingway, Academic Affairs

Laurel Nelson, Teaching + Learning Commons

Susan Rinaldi, Teaching + Learning Commons

Shana Slebioda, Graduate Division

Martha Stacklin, Teaching + Learning Commons

Daniel Suchy, Educational Technology Services

Dominique Turnbow, Geisel Library

Gabriele Wienhausen, Teaching + Learning Commons

Ying Xiong, Teaching + Learning Commons