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Teaching Resource Center

Welcome to the Teaching Resource Center!

As the incoming director for the Center, I wanted to share some of my vision for what the TRC can be.  The TRC provides professional development support around teaching and learning—regardless of your level of teaching experience or faculty appointment type. You can find workshops, institutes, faculty learning communities and programs to introduce you to new teaching ideas, techniques, technologies, and to provide ongoing professional development around specific topics.  You can also get support through our grant programs to attend teaching, learning, and assessment conferences or to develop or re-tool a course to include best practices, use new techniques (like flipping the classroom), or change the format from face-to-face to online or hybrid.

The TRC is an important partner in advancing CSUSB’s teaching mission. The Center partners with other entities on campus to provide faculty with resources to address major campus and system initiatives, such as the Quarter to Semester Conversion (Q2S), the new General Education program (GE2020), and the system’s graduation initiative (GI2025), among others. The TRC also supports faculty to pursue their more individualized professional development goals through its programming, learning communities, and grants.

As a person passionate about good teaching and student learning, I can think of no better job on campus than to work with our faculty who share that same passion, and support them in their continuous journey to do better for our students. I’m looking forward to working with all of you in this new role.

Jo Anna Grant

Director, TRC
jgrant@csusb.edu

Mission Statement

Established in 1996 for CSUSB faculty, the Teaching Resource Center (TRC) is dedicated to promoting and advancing effective, innovative instruction and the scholarship of teaching and learning through its programs and resources. 

The Faculty Senate Policy 871.4 guides the TRC's mission.

Instructional Quality Committee, 2017-18 Members

  • Lisa Bartle, Library 2017-2019 
  • Iris Riggs, Education 2017-2019
  • David Maynard, Natural Sciences 2017-2019
  • Kimberly Collins, Business & Public Administration 2016-2018
  • Kareen Gervasi, Arts & Letters 2016-2018
  • Vacant, Social & Behavioral Sciences 2016-2018
  • Clare Weber, Associate Provost Ex-officio
  • Jo Anna Grant, Director, Teaching Resource Center Ex-officio
  • Craig Seal, Undergraduate Studies Rep Ex-officio
  • Vacant, Graduate Studies Rep Ex-officio

Instructional Quality Committee, Duties

This committee, in conjunction with the Teaching Resource Center, shall study and provide recommendations to the Senate concerning the maintenance of instructional quality, and the systematic review of Instructional Quality Evaluation, and teaching excellence at the University, especially in an environment of rapid growth.

The duties shall also include serving as advisory committee to the Director of the Teaching Resource Center, allocating available funds and encouraging activities in areas such as workshops on instructional improvement, instructional consultation services, innovation in teaching, and curriculum development.