Events, Groups, Workshops
The CETL hosts an array of events, groups, and workshops for both domestic and international instructors to help improve teaching effectiveness.
Faculty Mentoring Faculty Program (FMFP): FMFP provides UC Davis faculty an opportunity to mentor and to learn from other faculty interested in instructional technology and innovative teaching. Participants will learn about tools such as SmartSite, a suite of web-based course management tools that can improve upon instructor communication with students.
Faculty Teaching Community: The Faculty Teaching Community is a newly formed group of UC Davis instructors interested in improving their teaching and doing research on improved teaching.
For Graduate Students and Postdocs
Graduate Teaching Community (GTC): An interdisciplinary community of graduate students interested in improving their teaching skills and knowledge.
Seminar on College Teaching (SCT): An intensive, guided introduction to college and university teaching. Cross-disciplinary, interactive sessions focus on questions about learning goals, lesson plans, communication strategies, assessment of learning, course management, and student diversity. One unit of credit is available for EDU 398.
TA Consultant Program: A group of skilled, experienced teacher assistants who organize workshops and are available to advise fellow teacher assistants.
TA Orientation: A peer-led introduction to becoming an effective teaching assistant at UCD.
For International Faculty, Graduate Students, and Postdocs
SPEAK Tests: The SPEAK test is a test of spoken English for international graduate students. If you come from an institution where English is not spoken as the primary language, you are required by the Office of Graduate Studies to take the SPEAK test before serving as a Teaching Assistant.
ESL Programs: There are a variety of resources designed to help international instructors improve their ability to teach UC Davis students in English.
One-on-one language tutoring: This free service is offered to all UCD graduate students and faculty members. Contact Barbara Mills in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org, 752-6050, 1350 Surge III.
For International, Non-UCD Faculty Members
Seminar on University Teaching and Learning: The Seminar on University Teaching and Learning is a course offered for faculty members from non-American institutions who would like to learn more about “active learning,” “best practices,” and more in the US higher educational system.