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Estimated Time Commitment: 15 hours

The call for TLC Leads is closed at this time.

Teaching & Learning Community Leads (TLC)

What is a TLC?

TLCs are reflective teaching and learning communities of 8-12 individuals that foster reflective teaching practice and, based on the preference of the group, can take either a practical or theoretical approach. Outcomes may include peer mentorship through teaching observations and related discussions, the creation of equitable course materials, or the production of a scholarly research publication.

What is a TLC Lead?

Teaching & Learning Community Leads recruit and facilitate a focused group of individuals to explore and promote equitable and inclusive teaching practices that support student success, specifically supporting students in their first year.

What are Possible TLC Themes?

CEETL encourages teaching and learning communities that focus on issues of equity and inclusive teaching and learning topics, especially as they relate to first-year student retention and success, as well as removing barriers to graduation. Preference will be given to TLCs focused on the “Golden 5” (i.e., First Year Experience, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning).

Who is Eligible to Become a TLC Lead?

Campus community members with demonstrated commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching practices at SF State, with the ability to recruit 8-12 participants (through their campus network and the December 2019 CEETL call for TLC participants) to engage in a semester-long learning community.

Who is Eligible to Become a TLC Participant?

Campus community members who are directly involved in teaching and can commit to fulfilling a minimum of 15 hours of work associated with the TLC, which includes 6 in-person or virtual meetings facilitated by the TLC Lead.

What Are the Expectations for a TLC Lead?

The TLC Leads will recruit 8-12 TLC members; convene an introductory session for current and interested TLC members during the January 23, 2020 Faculty Retreat; identify and fulfill TLC outcomes; facilitate a minimum of 6 in-person or virtual meetings with the TLC members throughout the Spring 2020 semester; record participant attendance in TLC meetings and fulfillment of the TLC outcomes; and provide a final TLC reflection and outcomes report.

How Can I Apply to Be a TLC Lead?

The call for TLC Leads has closed, but you may participate as a TLC Participant.

How Can I Become a TLC Participant?

There are three ways for participants to join a TLC:

  1. you may be recruited for a TLC by a TLC lead;
  2. respond to the call for TLC Participants posted by CEETL in early December 2019;
  3. or participate in a TLC introductory session at the January 23rd, Faculty Retreat.

Who are Past Recpients?

The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) is pleased to announce the Teaching & Learning Community (TLC) Leads for Spring 2020. TLCs are an integral component, or “slice,” of the First Year Pedagogies of Inclusive Excellence (FY PIE) Certificate, since they provide opportunities to reflect upon and integrate new knowledge and practices into one’s teaching.

Cecil Bell (Jason), Amy E. Smith
Teaching "Justice"-Impacted and Formerly Incarcerated Students: Lessons for a Truly Just Classroom

Lee Chen-Weinstein, Dan Curtis-Cummins
Who’s Who in the Grading Contract: Positional Pedagogies and Contract Grading

Kimberly Coble
Creating Affirming and Inclusive Classroom Environments and Curricula in STEM

Dan Curtis-Cummins, Jolie Goorjian
Critical Active Pedagogy (CAP) and ExCo

Doreen Deicke
Retention Strategies for Teachers: Keeping Students (and us) at SFSU (happily)

Kira A. Donnell
Exploring, Fostering, and Supporting Lecturer Contributions to the University

John Holland
Peer Learning with Eli Review

Amy Love
Reflecting on Reflection

Simmy Makhijani
Teaching the SFSU Student Strikes

Jen Reck
Talking About GWAR in Sociology (TAGS)

Crystal O. Wong
Student-centered ePortfolios

Grace Yoo, Robert Bonner
Elevating the First-Year Experience: First-Year Seminar Teaching with a Peer Mentor

Questions? Email CEETL at ceetl@sfsu.edu

Visit these links below to learn more and or register for each FY PIE Slice courses:

  1. FY PIE Institute (Two-day)
  2. Equitable Teaching Series Workshops
  3. Teaching & Learning Community
  4. Faculty Teaching ePortfolio