Welcome from the Faculty Director

Welcome from the Faculty Director, Amy Kilgard


Welcome to the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL)—the hub connecting all SF State faculty with support and professional development opportunities that promote equity-minded, innovative and reflective learning and teaching. During our launch year (2017-2018) CEETL’s goals are:

  • to increase public discussion about teaching and learning on campus and to highlight the ways this focus on teaching contributes to student success;
  • to amplify and celebrate the outstanding and innovative teaching and professional development about teaching that faculty are doing on campus; and
  • to become the hub of all teaching related professional development on campus through developing and sustaining relationships and communication with other campus initiatives and units. 

We hope you will join CEETL this year by participating in a workshop (or two, or three…), opening your classroom or visiting someone else’s during “Open Classrooms: Teaching as a Specta(c)tor Sport” or by participating in one of CEETL’s Year of Conversation groups. Feel free to drop in to CEETL open hours hosted by the CEETL Fellows and Ambassadors or to the brown-bag art hours. (See the calendar for the full schedule.) I look forward to seeing you all at a CEETL event soon!

Our Mission

The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) is the heart of the university’s commitment to a culture that values and rewards teaching, supports diversity among learners and promotes learning environments that foster social justice and the respectful and vigorous exchange of ideas in which students and faculty thrive and succeed. We recognize that meaningfully integrating teaching with scholarship and community engagement leads to more fulfilled and successful faculty who feel supported in all aspects of their professional identities and growth and students who are engaged and motivated to learn.

In support of the University’s mission and strategic plan, CEETL:

  • Provides institutional support for all faculty across all levels of teaching, throughout their careers;
  • Develops programming and facilitates incentives in support of teaching excellence;
  • Offers opportunities for continuing development in pedagogical theory, practice and innovation;
  • Communicates about and connects faculty with all teaching-related professional development opportunities at SF State;
  • Creates and advocates for a faculty community that is a source of connection, inspiration and reflection.