TLA helps CSUMB educators* improve and integrate curricular and co-curricular teaching and assessment to cultivate holistic wellness, learning, and engagement.

*"CSUMB educators" include faculty (lecturers and tenure-line), co-curricular professionals in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, students, other university employees, and community partners.

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TLA Spring 2018 Teaching cooperatives are posted now

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Social Justice Dialogues for faculty, students, and staff

This collaborative social justice series is sponsored by OC3, TLA, and Faculty. For accommodations, please contact

Each event will be from 12 - 1:30 pm in the OC3 Room 110, Building 12. Free food will be provided.

  1. Tuesday, March 6 ~ Microaggressions in LGBTQ Communities
  2. Monday, April 2 ~ Do No Harm: Illuminating the Intersections of Medicine and Social Justice
  3. Tuesday, May 1 ~ Social Justice, Self-care, and Burnout

These dialogues enable faculty, students, and staff to share knowledge in a safe space regardless of rank, contributing as equals, in ways that everyone's contributions are respected.

Funded GE Area A1, A2, & A3 curriculum development and professional learning opportunity for spring 2018

Would you like to be part of an effort to improve students' academic reading, class grades, and retention at CSUMB while also contributing to a national study on the impacts of faculty development? We are inviting faculty who teach GE Area A1 and GE Area A2/3 courses to participate in a study funded by the American Council on Education (ACE). Participants will receive a stipend and professional development on incorporating Reading Apprenticeship strategies into their courses.

Eligibility: Part- and full-time lecturers and tenure-line faculty teaching at least one GE Area A1 or Area A2/3 course in spring 2018.

Stipend: $750

Application deadline: Wed., Dec. 13

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20th CSU Symposium on University Teaching

TLA will offer a limited number of $250 grants to faculty or staff whose proposal are accepted. Highest priority will be given to presentations that share systematically collected, direct evidence of student achievement of learning outcomes in curricular and/or co-curricular contexts.

20th CSU Symposium at Cal Poly Pomona with description below.

Dear CSUMB Faculty and Staff,

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 20th Annual CSU Symposium on University Teaching, hosted by Cal Poly Pomona in Southern California, has been extended to Dec. 11th.

Applications for grants will open mid-January after presenters are notified of acceptance. See below for more details and online application form.

20th Annual CSU Symposium on University Teaching & Cal Poly Pomona “PolyTeach: Technology & the Innovative University” Joint Conference

April 13 & 14, 2018 at Cal Poly Pomona. Come for one or both days – see below for highlights and a general schedule.

All CSU faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend and submit presentation proposals for the 20th Annual CSU Symposium on University Teaching & Cal Poly Pomona “PolyTeach: Technology & the Innovative University” Joint Conference. The conference is generously supported by the Chancellor’s Office Institute for Teaching & Learning.

Our conference theme is “Productive Disruption.” What are we doing in our classrooms or with our students that’s out of the ordinary and helps them think more deeply, achieve more ambitiously, succeed more forthrightly? Ultimately, what are we willing to change, and change widely, to get the best results for our students? Presentation proposals are due December 11.

Tell your colleagues about your “Productively Disruptive” idea! Proposals are peer-reviewed and the conference is competitive, selected on the basis of usefulness to teaching & learning practice, interest to a broad audience, supporting the conference theme, including some kind of assessment data, and being clear and understandable. Get the details and submit your proposal.

The registration fee will be $30 each day or $55 for both days (a *serious bargain*), so you can register for one or both days. Your CSU teaching & learning center may have funding or travel support, so be sure to ask.

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