About the Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with campus educators -- including facultystudents, and staff -- to inspire, enrich, and innovate Berkeley's collective teaching and learning community. In doing so, our approach is...

Student-Centered: Positioning learners at the core of effective course design, including learning objectives, assessments, and teaching methods.

Evidence-based: Identifying and disseminating teaching and learning strategies supported by research.

Equitable & InclusiveWelcoming and advocating for diverse perspectives and backgrounds such that learning spaces and experiences are accessible to all students.

Collaborative: Working closely with faculty, students, and staff to support their professional development as educators.

Iterative: Providing opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to practice, refine, and expand their teaching skills through workshops and one-on-one consultations.

Reflective: Encouraging faculty, students, and staff to consider how their teaching and learning experiences can inform a more diverse and effective learning environment.

Actionable: Prioritizing practical teaching and learning strategies that foster iterative, progressive refinements.

CTL programs and services are informed by the idea that effective teaching is learned and improved over time. Our offerings are available to any members of the Berkeley community interested in developing and enhancing their skill set.

Center for Teaching and Learning Staff

Glynda Hull, Professor

Faculty Director

Glynda holds the Elizabeth H. and Eugene A. Shurtleff Chair in Undergraduate Education. A recipient of UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Hull offers undergraduate, graduate, and teacher education courses on literacy and media.

Email: glynda@berkeley.edu

Rebecca Farivar

Team Lead

Rebecca supports CTL’s core services and serves as the liaison with Digital Learning Services, where she is also the Instructional Design Team Lead.

Email: rfarivar@berkeley.edu

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Marisella Rodriguez, PhD

Senior Consultant

Marisella designs and facilitates programs, consults with campus educators on topics related to teaching and learning, and serves on the Curriculum & Learning Outcomes Assessment Subcommittee for UC Berkeley's Academic Program Review.

Email: marisella@berkely.edu

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Sarah Pickett, PhD

Senior Consultant

Sarah designs and facilitates pedagogy-focused programs, consults with campus educators on topics related to teaching and learning, and supports instructors teaching in the Active Learning Classrooms on campus.

Email: spickett@berkeley.edu

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Melissa Ko, PhD

Assessment & Curriculum Design Specialist

Melissa uses data collection and analysis approaches to investigate student learning at multiple levels of scale from courses to programs to institution-wide initiatives. Melissa has a particular interest in matters of equity, and how assessing the student experience can reveal disparities and guide educators to address them.

Email: meksako@berkeley.edu

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Contact Us

114 Hearst Memorial Gym
Berkeley, CA 94720
Directions to office

Faculty Advisors

The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with faculty across campus to promote evidence-based teaching and learning strategies.

Learn more about our Faculty Advisors

  • Michael Ball, Lecturer, Computer Science
  • Robin Ball, Lecturer, Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Anne Baranger, Professor, Chemistry 
    Faculty Assistant for Teaching and Learning
  • Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer, Haas Business School
  • Crystal Chang Cohen, Lecturer, Political Science
  • Serena Chen, Professor, Psychology
    Faculty Director, Berkeley Undergraduate Teaching Collegium
  • Glynda Hull, Professor, Education
  • Peter Jenks, Associate Professor, Linguistics
  • Karina Palau, Lecturer, Comparative Literature
  • MaryAnn Robak, Lecturer, Chemistry
  • Andrea Roth, Professor, Law
    Chair, Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
  • Ronit Stahl, Associate Professor, History