Center for Teaching & Learning Programs

To spotlight innovation and offer opportunity that will enrich, promote, and support teaching and learning effectiveness in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment, CTL offers grants, learning circles, awards and recognition programs, communities of practice and more.

Distinguished Teaching Award

The Center for Teaching and Learning supports the Committee on Teaching's efforts in recognizing excellent faculty with the Berkeley campus' most prestigious award for teaching through this program. It was initiated in 1959 to encourage and reward excellence in teaching on the Berkeley campus. 

Lecturer Teaching Fellows

Lecturers at Berkeley are offered an exceptional opportunity through this program to meet regularly with colleagues from across campus to discuss teaching issues. Ten to twelve lecturers are selected annually to participate in a series of workshops and seminars focused on teaching and learning.

Presidential Chair Fellows Grant

This program provides an opportunity for a team of two or more faculty members from a department, or across departments, to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. The grant program funds projects up to $22,000 over the one-year grant period. 

Teaching Excellence Colloquium

Providing ladder-rank faculty new to Berkeley with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to enhance teaching effectiveness, the Teaching Excellence Colloquium (TEC) benefits faculty in becoming part of a cohort of peers across many disciplines.