Teaching New & Newly Returning Students

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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.

With the understanding that fall 2021 will see our first-year, second-year and transfer students coming to campus for the first time, and our remaining students returning after an extended period of remote instruction, participants will develop and expand strategies to:

  • Promote feelings of inclusion, belonging and community in academic settings; 
  • Recognize and respond to the lived experience of the faculty, students and staff; 
  • Facilitate learning and positive academic identity development; and 
  • Apply pedagogies of care to support ongoing health and wellness. 

The courses in this certificate program represent what we call a Slice of PIE. Each Slice of PIE addresses one of our three main curricular components — foundational knowledge, specialized knowledge and peer learning community. Once you participate and complete all three courses — Slices of PIE — in this program, you will receive the TTTT PIE Certificate! 

When is the course offered, and how can I register?

  • Stipends available upon completion:
    • Faculty Stipend: $1250 (pre-tax)
    • GTA Stipends: $550 (pre-tax) upon completion 
  • Estimated Time Commitment: 20-25 hours 
  • Registration Deadline: Register anytime between August 2, 2021 - February 22, 2022
  • Completion Deadline: February 22, 2022
  • Course Requirements: Engage in the course for the required time commitment; complete only the required assignments; fill out the Stipend Application. There is no need to engage and complete all course materials. Only engage in the course material most interesting to you, as well as the few required assignments! 


Learn more and register for additional TTTT Certificate courses

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What is Teaching Through Transitions?

Leverage your asynchronous course backbone to create flexible, manageable and disruption-proof courses in any learning mode. The Teaching Through Transitions course offers resources, activities and discussions to help faculty prepare teaching mindsets for a transitional year. The course is fully online, self-paced and asynchronous.

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What is an Online Teaching Squares?

Faculty join three other teaching colleagues, usually from across disciplines, to form a supportive, non-evaluative “Teaching Square” to share inclusive teaching practices and learn and support one another throughout the fall semester. You can join a self-organized or CEETL-organized "Teaching Square' group. 


  • All stipends for CEETL course completions by eligible participants are processed through payroll and are subject to tax, so the final amount and timing for stipend payments may vary according to individual tax rates and employment status with the university. To monitor incoming payments, we recommend you turn on your bank notifications to get alerts on your accounts. All members of the SF State teaching community are welcome to engage in and complete CEETL faculty development courses for a certificate, but due to CSU policy the following appointments will not be eligible to receive a stipend: MPPs, Staff, FERP faculty, and individuals not actively employed at SF State.

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