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

UC San Diego's EdTech Showcase Slated for Sept. 20, 2019
August 25, 2019
Attend UC San Diego's 2019 EdTech Showcase on Sepetember 20, from 9 am - 3 pm. The event is organized by ETS and the Teaching + Learning Commons. You must use the password 2019 to RSVP.

New Platforms for UC San Diego Online Courses and Programs
 August 19, 2019
UC San Diego recently launched its own branded instance of Open edX, tailored for the learning needs of our community, to offer fully online courses to non-matriculated students world-wide. Concurrently, our campus is undergoing a full transition to Canvas, a learning management system that will replace TritonEd by the end of Spring quarter 2020. 


California Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching Hosted by the Teaching + Learning Commons
June 17, 2019
The Teaching + Learning Commons and the Division of Biological Sciences are hosting the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching at UC San Diego from June 17-21, 2019. Led by UCSD assistant teaching professors Lisa McDonnell and Stanley Lo, the Institute pulls together university and community college STEM educators to introduce them to the principles and practices in evidence-based teaching.


May 3, 2019
The Inaugural Changemaker Faculty Fellows Program is a year-long faculty development program that provides an opportunity for selected faculty members to integrate community-engaged service-learning (CESL) into their teaching, research, and public service while becoming recognized campus leaders in CESL pedagogy and community engagement (University of Georgia: The Office of Service-Learning, 2012). The program is a partnership between the Teaching + Learning Commons' Engaged Teaching and Academic Internship Program Hubs, and the Center for Student Involvement. Up to four (4) Changemaker Faculty Fellows will be selected for the 2019-2020 class in a competitive review process and will be awarded a $10,000 faculty development award. More information about Changemaker Faculty Fellow available here


UC San Diego Kicks Off the New Year with Changemaker Week
Jan. 20-26, 2019
The New Year is a time of fresh starts and positive change. At UC San Diego, students, faculty and staff are celebrating this time with Changemaker Week from Jan. 20–26. The weeklong series of events will feature an array of free activities focused on making positive change, from the exploration of change-making research and a discussion about women disrupting for good, to an alumni film screening and the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Parade.


SI Program Earns International Certification
Jan. 7, 2019
The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program at the University of California San Diego has just become one of a handful of programs in the country accredited by the International Center of Supplemental Instruction. The certification standards ensure initial training, performance, and ongoing professional development meet international standards for excellence. It is the gold standard for SI programs at the international level.


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
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.