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.


Rebecca Farivar
CTL Team Lead

Terry Johnson, Teaching Professor
Faculty Director

Sarah Pickett, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant

Marisella Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant

Contact Us

teaching@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)
114 Hearst Memorial Gym
Berkeley, CA 94720
Directions to office

Faculty Advisors

  • Anne Baranger, Adjunct 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
  • Julia Fawcett, Associate Professor, TDPS
  • Glynda Hull, Professor, Education - Chair, Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
  • Bob Jacobsen, Professor, Physics - Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Letters and Science

Affiliated Consultants

  • Michelle Douskey, PhD, Chemistry - Co-facilitator, Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program
  • Catherine Halversen, PhD, Senior Program Director, Center for Leadership in Science Teaching
  • Andy Peterson, MAEd, Senior Consultant, Learning Design and Technology, Berkeley Social Welfare
  • Amy Scharf, PhD, Director, Faculty and Departmental Diversity Initiatives - Division of Equity and Inclusion(link is external)
  • Ryan Sloan, MFA, MA, College Writing Programs - Co-facilitator, Lecturer Teaching Fellows
  • Lynn Tran, PhD, Senior Research Director, Center for Leadership in Science Teaching