Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning Workshops

Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning Staff

The Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning offers workshops in collaboration with other units and professional pedagogy development certificate programs for graduate students with teaching assistant (TA) and graduate student instructor (GSI) appointments. The certificate series consist of five 2-hour workshops and are held at the Graduate Student Commons in its Fireside Lounge, with lunch provided.


Developing Your Teaching Statement and Portfolio

This workshop provides resources for crafting your teaching statement and building your teaching portfolio—documents that are useful not only for academic job materials and grant applications, but also for documenting and developing your teaching practice over time. Engage in interactive sessions centered around articulating the values that drive your teaching and hone your materials to more precisely communicate your teaching practices and their effectiveness.

kendra-dority.pngKendra Dority
Associate Director for Programs
Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Dority has been an engaged member of the teaching and learning community at UC Santa Cruz since 2009, serving as a Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant in the Literature Department and as a Lecturer at Porter College before joining CITL in 2017. With CITL, she develops and coordinates programs that build communities of practice, support equity-minded teaching, and promote active learning, and she leads the Center’s professional development opportunities for graduate students. She received her Ph.D. in literature from UCSC in 2016.

Thursday, May 23
2:30–5:00 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons

Refreshments provided. Sponsored by CITL and the Graduate Student Commons. 


Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Teaching

The certificate program in inclusive teaching is offered spring quarter and covers key principles and teaching practices for promoting equity and inclusion in higher education classrooms.

Christie McCullenChristie McCullen
Sociology Department

Dr. McCullen received her Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in Sociology and Feminist Studies. In pursuit of these degrees, she researched the affective dynamics of conversations about race in sociology, writing, and theater classrooms. She currently lectures in Sociology and at Oakes College at UC Santa Cruz and has taught writing and sociology courses at Cabrillo College and San José State University. Before attending UCSC, she led anti-racist workshops at UC Davis and taught for several multicultural education organizations in California and Costa Rica.

Spring Quarter
Graduate Student Commons
Fireside Lounge
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

  • Friday, April 5
  • Friday, April 12
  • Friday, April 19
  • Friday, May 10
  • Friday, May 31



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