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. 



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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.


News and Events

CEETL Circles NWL Spring 2021

Stay Inspired, read the CEETL Circles newsletter! This issue focuses on the theme of "Rites of Remembrance and Renewal."

  • Online Resource Guide to Support Teaching in Days After Anti-Asian Violence
  • TASTE OF THE PIE (Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence) Faculty Highlights
    • Discussing Student Workload Calculator
  • Partners in Teaching
    • Resolution on Prioritizing the Recruitment, Hiring, Retention and Promotion of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Staff, Faculty and Administrators
    • The ExCo "Critical Active Teacher" (CAT)
    • Teaching Research Toolkit



Faculty Survey Results Fall 2021 infographic

Thanks to all the faculty who participated in our Faculty Survey!

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.

The results are in:
Faculty Survey Fall 2021 Results

TESCOL Talk workshop April 23

TESOL Talk Guest Lecture Series: TESOL Meets WAC/WID

Friday, April 23 at 1:00-2:30 p.m.

You’re invited to bring your thinking to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) exciting interactive talk with presenters Juliana van Olphen and Karen Wiederholt will provide you with a foundation in Writing Across the Curriculum pedagogy then focus your attention on Writing in the Disciplines and the CSU-wide Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). Come with your thoughts, experiences, and questions on how to best prepare multilingual students for writing intensive classes in their majors.

thank you for attending the Faculty Retreat

2021 Faculty Retreat Recap: Official Video Recording of the 2021 San Francisco State University Faculty Retreat, Themed "How to Be an Anti-Racist University." 

CEETL and the Academic Senate collaborated to organize and host the 2021 Faculty Retreat. More than 400 people participated in the retreat's webinar, and more than 20 faculty members led working groups related to the retreat's theme. Overall, more than 500 people signed up for the retreat.

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