The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to enrich, promote, and support teaching and learning effectiveness in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment.

In pursuing this mission, we... 

  • Work with senate and non-senate faculty, departments, and co-curricular units to advance best practices in all aspects of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Share knowledge of evidence-based, student-centered, and outcomes-guided pedagogy.
  • Help improve the quality of education; provide expertise and build collective knowledge in teaching and learning; and leverage resources and opportunities for faculty enrichment.
  • Promote iterative experimentation and transformation across curriculum to enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Support a diversity of teaching styles that recognize the diversity of learning styles, respond to the differences in learning styles, and create an inclusive learning environment.
  • Bring together and build dialogues and mutually beneficial partnership and cross-functional teams.
  • Recognize and value teaching excellence; make high quality pedagogy visible; and reward faculty for their contributions to teaching and learning.

The Center for Teaching and Learning works closely with the board of special faculty advisors, affiliated partners, and academic partners.

Staff

Richard Freishtat, Ph.D.
Director
rfreishtat@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) 
510-859-4807
Areas of specialization: pedagogy, instructional technology, faculty enrichment

Yukiko Watanabe, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
yukikow@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) 
510-666-3724
Areas of specialization: curriculum development, student learning outcomes assessment, program evaluation

Rita-Marie Conrad, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
510-898-8514
Areas of specialization: digital pedagogy, learner engagement, technology-infused curriculum development
 
Melanie Green
Program Associate and Communications Lead
melanieg@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) 
510-642-2360
Areas of specialization: communications, program development, program support 

Affiliated Consultants

  • Michelle Douskey, Ph.D., Chemistry - Co-facilitator, Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program
  • Ryan Sloan, MFA, MA, College Writing Programs - Co-facilitator, Lecturer Teaching Fellows
  • Amy Scharf, Planning/Policy Analyst - Division of Equity and Inclusion(link is external) 
  • Elizabeth Wilcox, Sr. Learning Consultant for Advising, Learning + Organizational Development (L+OD) and CTL

Faculty Advisors

  • Anne Baranger, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry - Faculty Assistant for Teaching and Learning
  • Serena Chen, Professor, Psychology - Faculty Director, Berkeley Undergraduate Teaching Collegium
  • Glynda Hull, Professor, Education - Chair, Academic Senate's Committee on Educational Policy
  • Bob Jacobsen, Professor, Physics - Interim Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Letters and Science
  • Terry Johnson, Lecturer, Bioengineering 
  • Maura Nolan, Associate Professor, English - Director, Berkeley Connect
  • Juan Pestana, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, - Chair, Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
  • Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning