Teaching, Learning & Assessment


Learning outcomes are only as good as the conversations they generate


TLA Vision, mission, values, goals, and strategies


CSUMB educators* help every student integrate learning within and beyond the campus


Help CSUMB educators* better facilitate curricular and co-curricular learning

*CSUMB educators include faculty, student affairs professionals, staff, students, and community partners


  • Relationships
    • Empathy, honesty, inclusion, communication, collaboration
  • Holistic mindset
    • Open-mindedness, reflection, empowerment, proactivity, intentionality, strategic thinking, wholeness
  • Inquiry
    • Bravery, uncertainty, confusion, struggle, curiosity, exploration, problem-solving
  • Transformation
    • Awareness, growth, improvement, systematic and collective change

Core goals: help faculty & staff...

Core strategies

  • Support culturally responsive assessment of student achievement and use of results
  • Facilitate professional development activities
  • Partner with other CSUMB educators
  • Network with local, regional, and national organizations

Organizations that influence our work

Meet Our TLA Team

  • Vivian Waldrup-Patterson, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Assessment
  • Rebecca Kersnar, TLA Specialist 
  • Salina Lopez, TLA Analyst & Faculty Associate

TLA Faculty Teaching Associates

  • Corin Slown, Associate Professor
  • George Station, Lecturer
  • Yhashika Lee, Lecturer
  • Ibrahim Shelton, Lecturer, RWEC Project Coordinator, OIE & Sustainability Faculty Liaison