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. 


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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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.

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Video for Online Learning & Teaching (VOLT)

CEETL is offering an online micro-course focusing on Video for Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT). Programming related to creating videos for instruction was highly requested in one of our faculty surveys, and we are now able to provide this micro-course. The format is fully asynchronous and self-paced. 



New CEETL Websites

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Affordable Learning's New 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 New Website

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

CEETL Circles Newsletter

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Read our May Issue of CEETL Circles!

Some highlights:

  • New! Staff: Partners in Inclusivity
  • Faculty Highlights: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Plans
  • Academic Study Highlight: 'Why Ethnic Studies'
  • Partners in Teaching
    • Lifting Black Voices in STEM
    • First-Year Experience Program
    • Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
  • Closing the Circle Ceremonies

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. 

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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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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.

Faculty Events

Free Virtual Conference CAL OER, Aug. 4-6, 2021

Save the Date for the 2021 Cal OER Conference! 

When: August 4 - 6, 2021.  

What: Cal OER will focus on OER efforts and impact, broadly defined, across the state of California and especially across the state’s three public higher education systems — the California Community Colleges, California State University and University of California.  

How: This event is free and open to everyone. Additionally, submission for proposals to present at the conference is now closed! 

For more information about the event and criteria for proposals, please click here

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