Resources

One aspect of the CITL's mission is to connect anyone who teaches at UCSC with existing campus resources that can support their professional development as educators and enhance student success. Below are resources on campus that can support faculty and graduate students in their teaching roles. CITL is also developing a resource hub for materials that support professional development in teaching, including best practices and evidence-based strategies for effective teaching.

General Resources

Office of the Registrar FAQs for Faculty
Includes information on enrollment processes, accessing class rosters, and submitting grades.

Privacy of Student Records
A quick reference on the UC Policy for the Privacy of Student Records.

Title IX Office
A resource on the rights, responsibilities, and requirements for faculty and graduate student teaching assistants and instructors for reporting incidents of sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence. Includes a Faculty Reporting Guide.

Campus Conflict Resolution Services
Provides free, voluntary, and confidential consultations, mediation services, and training with an emphasis on prevention, effective management, and informal resolution of conflict.

Problem and Complaint Resolution Resources
Directs faculty and graduate students to information and resources for addressing a wide range of concerns, including interpersonal conflict, incidents of hate/bias, and personal and public safety concerns.

Teaching Support & Communities of Practice

Faculty Instructional Technology Center
Provides consultations on instructional design and the campus learning management system Canvas, as well as other solutions for teaching and learning, student performance evaluations, and classrooms featuring media and furnishings designed for collaborative classes.

University Library Teaching Support
Offers consultations, in-person instruction, and a variety of tutorials and research guides in support of teaching and learning.

Digital Scholarship Commons
Provides opportunities for students to integrate digital tools into their learning, and partners with faculty and graduate student instructors to facilitate digital research and develop digital assignments.

STEM Active Learning Initiative
Promotes undergraduate student persistence and inclusive practices in STEM fields, and features a monthly Active Learning Seminar for STEM educators at UCSC.

Teaching and Learning in the Humanities Now
Builds a community of inquiry and practice around the purpose and process of an education in Humanities fields, by engaging with scholarship on teaching and learning and workshopping pedagogical practices.

Evaluation of Teaching

A Guide to Providing Evidence of Excellence in Teaching
A white paper, produced by CITL in collaboration with the Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, to guide faculty in using formative assessments in the evaluation of teaching.

Resources for Graduate Student Teaching Assistants & Instructors

2017 UCSC TA Handbook
A reference guide, specifically designed for new TAs, on general teaching resources, best practices for leading sections and labs, and common teaching challenges. The Appendix includes sample first-day lesson plans, student questionnaires, and rubrics for assessment of student learning.

2017 TA Orientation Presentation Slides
Hosted by the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning and the Division of Graduate Studies, the 2017 TA Orientation introduced the role of TAs in promoting student success, key resources to support graduate students in their teaching roles, and practical tips for student assessment and utilizing the campus learning management system.

Division of Graduate Studies Teaching Resources
Resources for TAs, including tips for first-time TAs, common teaching challenges, and techniques for teaching.

Graduate Horizons
Professional development opportunities for graduate students, hosted by the Division of Graduate Studies and offered throughout the academic year. Learn more about and register for the CITL's graduate certificate programs here.

Institute for Humanities Research PhD+ Series
Professional development opportunities for graduate students, including career exploration and digital humanities projects.

Institute for Scientist and Engineer Educators
Prepares early-career scientists and engineers, especially graduate students, to be productive educators and professionals, with a focus on inclusive teaching and development of professional skills.

Student Success Centers and Initiatives

Learning Support Services
Fosters interactive, peer-based academic communities through small group tutoring and modified supplemental instruction (MSI) for specific courses, plus drop-in writing and math tutoring for all undergraduate students.

Westside Writing Center
Offers writing consultation services and tutoring for Oakes, Kresge, Porter, and Rachel Carson College students, including support for non-native English speakers and students with disabilities.

Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Ensures equitable educational access for students with permanent and temporary disabilities, by providing accommodations and services. Connect with the DRC to learn more about their services for students, and visit their Accessibility Guide for Faculty and Staff to learn more about how to craft an accessible classroom.

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
Provides a variety of academic and personal support programs designed to improve the retention and academic success of first-generation college students and students from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Undocumented Student Services (USS)
Housed under EOP, USS provides services and support to ensure the academic success and retention of undocumented students.

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives
UC Santa Cruz currently has three initiatives, supported by U.S. Department of Education grants, that focus on increasing achievement for Latinx students.

The Resource Centers
The six Resource Centers offer students various services through academic, cultural, and community support activities. They provide students with opportunities to network and create community spaces, to engage in critical dialogue, and to build a positive and empowering campus for all communities. The Resource Centers include the African American Resource and Cultural Center, American Indian Resource Center, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Resource Center, Cantú Queer Center, Chicano Latino Resource Center, and Women's Center

First-Generation Initiative
Supports the fast-growing first-generation college student population at UC Santa Cruz by promoting a welcoming campus environment, in part by fostering discussion about how department-, college-, and division-specific policies and practices can best facilitate and support first-generation students’ academic success, belonging, and wellbeing.

Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS)
Provides academic and personal support for transfer and re-entry students.

Slug Support Program
Promotes early intervention with students of concern and supports student retention through support networks and provision of resources. Students and instructors alike can refer students to Slug Support services.

Textbook Lending Library
Assists students in obtaining required textbooks that they would not be able to purchase on their own.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Promotes student mental health and wellbeing through support groups, workshops, individual therapy, Let's Talk drop-in consultations, crisis intervention, and referrals.

Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP)
Provides opportunities for students to explore and enhance their health and wellness as they pursue their academic goals.

Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE)
Provides free and confidential support, advocacy, resources, and violence prevention education.

MESA Engineering Program (MEP)
Promotes diversity and facilitates the retention and graduation of a diverse population of students, especially groups that continue to remain the most underrepresented in engineering studies.