Choose your path. Make your mark.

The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with faculty to inspire, enrich, and innovate UC Berkeley’s collective practice and pursuit of teaching excellence.

In pursuing this mission, we provide pedagogical and assessment expertise from course to curriculum by...

  • Working with senate and non-senate faculty, departments, and co-curricular units to advance best practices in all aspects of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Sharing knowledge of evidence-based, student-centered, and outcomes-guided pedagogy.
  • Helping improve the quality of education; providing expertise and build collective knowledge in teaching and learning; and leveraging resources and opportunities for faculty enrichment.
  • Promoting iterative experimentation and transformation across curriculum to enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Supporting a diversity of teaching styles that recognize the diversity of learning styles, responding to the differences in learning styles, and creating an inclusive learning environment.
  • Bringing together and building dialogues and mutually beneficial partnerships and cross-functional teams.
  • Recognizing and value teaching excellence; making high quality pedagogy visible; and rewarding 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, 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) 

Faculty Advisors

  • Max Auffhammer, Associate Professor, International and Area Studies - Chair, Academic Senate's Committee on Educational Policy
  • Anne Baranger, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry - Faculty Assistant for Teaching and Learning
  • Serena Chen, Professor, Psychology - Faculty Director, Berkeley Undergraduate Teaching Collegium
  • Bob Jacobsen, Professor, Physics - Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Letters and Science
  • Oliver O'Reilly, Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Chair, Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching