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The Hubs

UC San Diego's Teaching + Learning Commons consists of six hubs: Academic AchievementDigital LearningEducation Research + Assessment,  Engaged Teaching Experiential Learning, and Writing. 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.

Academic Achievement Hub

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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 Hub

Education Research + Assessment

The Education Research + 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.

Education Research + Assessment Hub

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Teaching Excellence

 Advance your teaching expertise through evidence-based, learner-centered, and equitable teaching practices. Resources are available for first-time Assistants, seasoned practitioners, and everyone in between.

Advance Teaching

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Develop your competencies to become a global and innovative problem solver and social change agent. Through experiential learning opportunities, you’ll link classroom instruction with real-world practices.

Experiential Learning Opportunities


The Writing Hub promotes faculty and student success through programs, resources, and writing-related expertise that connect writing to deeper learning, enhanced student engagement, and discovery. 

Writing Hub