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The Hubs

UC San Diego's Teaching + Learning Commons consists of six hubs: Engaged TeachingDigital LearningAcademic AchievementWriting + Critical ExpressionExperiential Learning, and Education Research and Assessment. The hubs closely interact, inform, and mutually reinforce the goals of each unit. Together, they function as a single entity embodying the intertwined relationship of teaching and learning. Through its wide range of programs, services, and research, the Commons assists all members of the UC San Diego community in developing learning environments and experiences for their students that encourage engagement and foster student success.

Academic Achievement

The Academic Achievement Hub (AAH) partners with students, faculty, and staff on evidence-based academic achievement programs that promote student success, including Supplemental Instruction (SI), content tutoring, learning strategies (metacognitive) tutoring and workshops, and summer success programs.

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Digital Learning

Digital Learning advances teaching and learning excellence and increases access to education on the UC San Diego Campus and beyond using digital technologies.

Digital Learning

Education Research and Assessment

The Education Research and Assessment Hub provides leadership, guidance, and resources to help faculty and staff conduct solid educational research to identify opportunities and challenges in an evolving higher education landscape and promotes a culture of assessment at UC San Diego.

Research & Assessment

Engaged Teaching

The Engaged Teaching Hub promotes student academic success by working with all UC San Diego educators (faculty, lecturers, TAs, IA, postdocs, and others) to integrate evidence-based practices that support teaching and build effective learning environments.

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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning provides opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world experiences through research, community-engaged learning, global studies, project-based learning, and entrepreneurial pursuits. Find opportunities on the REAL portal, then capture them on your CCR.

Experiential Learning

Writing Support

The Writing Hub works with undergraduate and graduate students—any project, at any stage of the writing process—and promotes writing as a tool for learning.

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