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. From our ABC's of equity-minded teaching and learning to our Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) institutes and certificates, our faculty development programming is dedicated to providing a caring environment for the campus community to engage in conversations and activities that promote social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning. 

Campus Comeback News

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For Faculty

SF State is committed to providing a safe and healthy teaching and learning environment. We recommend you regularly check the University's Campus Comeback website to stay informed about the University's phased return to campus plan. Among other items, view important information about classroom safety and health and important steps for returning to campus, teaching support and vaccination requirements.  

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CEETL Circles Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

CEETL Newsletter

The first CEETL Circles issue of the Fall 2021 semester is out now! It features the following: 

  • Latest CEETL offerings and support services.  
  • Staff partners in inclusivity
  • Our partners in teaching  
  • Chief of Staff Noriko Lim-Tepper in conversation with President Lynn Mahoney 
  • In partnership with the Asian American Studies Department, we remember and honor Dr. Anantha Sudhakar, Faculty Emerita of Asian American Studies. 

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NEW Courses!

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Teaching New & Newly Returning Students

The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) invites all faculty to join the upcoming fully online, asynchronous course called Teaching New & Newly Returning Students (TNRS), which offers resources, teaching strategies, and collegial discussions to support the persistence and academic success of all students.


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eService Learning

The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) and CEETL are bringing you a brand new micro-course: 'eService Learning — Incorporating Service Learning for Online Teaching.' 

What: This course offers resources, activities and discussions to help faculty integrate the benefits of service-learning and effective classroom teaching as you create positive changes in students, community organizations and in your department.  

How: This course is fully online, self-paced and asynchronous.  

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VOLT Micro-Course

CEETL is relaunching the Video for Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) online micro-course for faculty that were not able to participate in the summer!

The format is fully asynchronous and self-paced. In VOLT, participants will discuss pedagogy supporting the use of video for teaching, explore best practices for creating videos using SF State-supported video tools, and setting up a recording space. Participants will have the opportunity to practice video production skills with supported video tools. 


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Teaching Large Online Classes

The Teaching Large Online Classes Micro-Course focuses on best practices for teaching and engaging students in large Online Courses. Micro-courses are short courses focused on one topic. The format is primarily asynchronous, with one optional Zoom session that will include SF State faculty sharing their successes. 

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Synchronous Online Teaching

The Synchronous Online Teaching Micro-Course focuses on technical how-tos and best practices for teaching online with Zoom. Note, micro-courses are short courses focused on one topic. The format is primarily asynchronous, with one optional Zoom session that will include SF State faculty sharing their successes.

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Alternative Assessments

The Alternative Online Assessment Micro-Course: In this micro-course, participants will discuss best practices to develop a variety of meaningful alternative assessments, for example, low/high stakes, formative, summative. Micro-courses are short courses focused on one topic.

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Teaching Through Transitions

The creators of the CEETL Online Teaching Lab invite all faculty to join an upcoming course called “Teaching Through Transitions,” in preparation for our fall 2021 phased return to campus. This fully online, self-paced and asynchronous course offers resources, activities and discussions to help faculty prepare teaching mindsets for a transitional year, regardless of the learning mode they choose.

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Summer & Fall 2021 Teaching Squares

A teaching square is a group of four (sometimes five) faculty, usually from across disciplines, that meet regularly throughout a semester to support each other and celebrate best practices for teaching and learning (Haave, 2014). At SF State, we opened up the format for the teaching squares such that faculty can self-organize into their groups, and the sizes can exceed the typical 4-person group.

Faculty Surveys

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SF State Faculty — We Want to Hear From You!

CEETL is developing a micro-course on Meaningful Interactions. We believe one of the principles of developing a strong rapport with the class is understanding student voice.

Please answer our 1-question survey with some of your teaching strategies you use.

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Thanks Faculty Who Participated in Our Faculty Survey!

The results are in! The survey served to check in with SF State Faculty, learn preferred teaching modalities and consider future teaching scenarios for the fall to help the University plan and build capacity to support your teaching, whether online or in person.


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Solidarity Resources in Support of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) condemns the anti-Asian rhetoric and violence towards Asian individuals that has dramatically increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the former president of the United States unjustly blamed this racial group for the virus and emboldened these aggressors.

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion PIE Courses

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The JEDI PIE Institute builds a community of JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) protagonists through 25 hours of practice of developing anti-racist pedagogy and dismantling white supremacy in online teaching. The institute is self-paced and asynchronous. Self-Enroll Now!

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JEDI Writing PIE

The JEDI Writing PIE Institute is a fully asynchronous, completely self-paced online course about teaching writing based on pedagogies for inclusive excellence. The institute is designed for faculty who teach writing across the curriculum and in their disciplines.

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ePortfolio Website

SF State’s ePortfolio hub! Here you will find resources and help to get you started with building and developing your professional online presence.

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Faculty Affairs Website

New website — new look and feel! Your centralized resource center for all faculty-related programs and support services!


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Affordable Learning's Website

SF State’s Affordable Learning website has a new look with additional resources, videos and data on the program’s impact.

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WAC's Website

As part of CEETL now, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) has a new look and web address!


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