Teaching and Learning

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First and foremost, our collective mission at SJSU is to serve our remarkably diverse student body, supporting them as they strive to realize their educational potential.  The topics in this strand are arranged to reflect steps in the process of planning and assessing a wide array of programmatic and course-specific student-centered learning experiences. Please visit our Calendar of Events for the coming workshops.

IN THE WAKE OF CURRENT EVENTS, AND ISSUES AND CONCERNS THAT MAY BE EMERGING IN YOUR CLASSES AND WITH YOUR STUDENTS, we share materials compiled and curated by Kerry Ann Rockquemore and her colleagues at the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.  We hope you will find them useful.  As always, please contact us if you would like to discuss them or help organize sessions around them.

Faculty Matter Teaching Tips

Sometimes, small things make a big difference.  The purpose of our Faculty Matter Teaching Tips series is to provide faculty with ideas of relatively easy-to-implement teaching strategies and activities that can make a significant impact on students' engagement, motvation and success. 

Faculty Learning Communities

The Faculty Learning Communities described here provide participants with the opportunity to engage in sustained inquiry into topics of relevance to teaching and learning, with colleagues from across the campus.  Topics vary from year to year.

Understanding Our Students

The programs and opportunities listed here are intended to enable participants to gain insights about the students we serve and about how to promote their success.

Creating Caring and Respectful Teaching and Learning Communities

The resources provided here are intended to help faculty in identifying ways to create welcoming and intellectually engaging learning environments well-suited to our diverse student population.

Accessible/Inclusive Teaching

The information listed here is intended to enable faculty to design and develop course activities and materials that are inclusive and accessible for all students.

Developing Teaching Strategies

The programs and opportunities listed here are intended to enable participants to explore, develop and select teaching strategies and activities that are best suited to promoting student success in achieving course learning outcomes.

Additional Teaching Resources

The resources listed here consisted of a collection of web-based open source courseware or content that may be used to enhance your teaching.

Conducting Research on Teaching and Learning

The wealth of resources listed here will guide you to find venues for disseminating your insights and good work in teaching. The staff at the Center is also here to assist you.