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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REMINDER Innovation Grant Applications due April 16th

The purpose of the CSUMB Innovation in Teaching and Learning grant program (now in its sixth year) is to support innovative approaches to teaching and learning aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching and learning methods and pedagogy at CSUMB.

Competitive proposals will include substantive assessment plans that directly measure impacts of innovations on student learning. We encourage faculty developing proposals to consult TLA for developing assessment plans and resources regarding learning science and brain research and CAT regarding technologies that can serve project goals.

Innovation Grants are available to all CSUMB faculty, including tenure‐line, lecturers, full‐time and part‐time. Grants are open to past recipients, for either continuation of previously funded work or new projects. Projects must be implemented by spring 2019. A total of $100,000 is available for awards. Awards can be in the form of mini‐grants, course release time and/or summer stipends.

Please see the attached document for more information.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

Please submit hard copy applications to the Provost Office (Administration Building)

Applicants will be informed by May 14, 2018

Workshops on better assignments for better student writing, speaking, and thinking

Help your students produce better written and oral work by attending spring 2017 workshops facilitated by TLA, CAD, and the ILO1 Intellectual Skills Coordinators. More information

CAD Assignment Review Service

Communication Across the Disciplines (CAD) is working with the Cooperative Learning Center (CLC) to offer faculty review of their assignments. If you email an assignment to the CAD Director ( with the subject heading Assignment Review, he will review the assignment using the ILO1 integrated assignment guides. He will also anonymize the assignment and ask for students' perspectives on the assignment from CLC tutors. The feedback will be syntehesized and returned to faculty. Allow one week processing time for each review.

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

Session 4: Tuesday, May 1 - Social Justice Self-care and Burnout

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

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

Contact TLA

(831) 582-4574

Fax: (831) 582-4545

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