About the Center for Engaged Teaching (CET)

The CET leads the promotion of continuous improvement in high quality teaching, learning, assessment, and research. This occurs in the faculty performance through the offering of faculty development programs, and curricular and instructional assistance. The CET supports faculty members in the development of effective, active teaching and learning along with formative and summative assessment strategies; administers programs; and designs, coordinates and assesses services.

The mission of a Center is to actively create, offer, and support research-based and innovative resources to advance teaching, learning and assessment. We accomplish this by:

  • Assessing and enhancing the overall quality of instruction, curriculum design, program outcomes.
  • Providing resources and assistance to enhance our capabilities.
  • Sharing, building, and updating research-based teaching and learning practices. 
  • Creating a meaningful new faculty resources and on-going support.
  • Offering services such as:
    • Confidential consultations
    • Classroom Observations (faculty flow diagrams and student group perceptions)
    • Teaching and Learning Workshops
    • Course Redesign Studios
    • Learning Communities (teaching, writing, technology circles, etc)
    • Formative Assessment of faculty teaching effectiveness
    • Creating and implementing methods for assessing student learning
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Course Design Studio

June 12th, 13th, 14th, 2017 9am-4pm

If you are interested in joining please email mgluckman@ucsd.edu 


Have a wonderful Summer and we look forward to seeing you in Fall Quarter!

All events and workshops are held at the Academic Internship Program Conference Room - Literature Building, Room 210 (In Warren College, next to Warren Lecture Hall) unless otherwise indicated. We are also happy to bring our workshops and services to you and your team.

For a full list of our events and workshops, please visit our events page.


Meet our Team

Jace Hargis, Ph.D.

Center for Engaged Teaching DirectorJace Hargis

Dr. Hargis favors Boyer’s (1990) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) as a guiding model for designing, implementing and measuring effective instructional practices. His goal is to create an active, informal space, which promotes teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection. Previously, he enjoyed positions as an Associate Provost of Faculty Development, Assessment and Research and Professor in Honolulu; a College Director in Abu Dhabi, UAE; an Assistant Provost of Faculty Development and Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific; and a Director of Faculty Development and Assistant Professor in Florida. He has authored a textbook, an anthology and published over 120 academic articles as well as offered hundreds of academic presentations. He has earned a B.S. in Oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology; an M.S. in Environmental Engineering Sciences and a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Florida. Dr. Hargis' research agenda focuses on how people learn while integrating appropriate, relevant and meaningful instructional technologies.

Maxie Gluckman, M.Ed.

Teaching and Learning Development AssistantMaxie Gluckman

Maxie earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA, a Master’s in Education, and holds a bilingual Spanish-English teaching credential. Her goal is to create diverse opportunities for teaching and learning development that support inclusive classrooms and culturally responsive teaching.

Maxie has held positions as an education policy researcher, bilingual educator, curriculum designer, faculty developer, and founded an education consulting company that focuses on improving quality educational opportunities for Hispanics. She currently leads “Train for Change,” a non-profit teacher development organization that aims to improve educational quality in 1000 schools in impoverished areas in Honduras.

Her research interests include culturally responsive teaching, educator development, and equity in access and quality of educational opportunities for underrepresented communities both locally and abroad. 


Paul Hadjipieris, M.A.

Teaching and Learning Development Specialist 

Hailing from Whitstable, Kent in the UK, Paul Hadjipieris has been in the academy for over ten years. Paul completed his B.A. in American History followed by an M.A. in History and Political Science at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 

Prior to joining UCSD Paul worked in Faculty Development in London where he was deeply involved in integrating mobile technology and online instruction for faculty and staff.




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