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Teaching and Learning

Santa Clara University is committed to providing resources and support for faculty to develop as teachers who create engaging learning environments for students.

With excellence in student learning as our common goal, effective teaching requires understanding a lot about learning: what motivates students to learn, how to create experiences in which students think critically, discover and construct knowledge for themselves, and how to promote enduring understandings.

Faculty Development and the Collaborative for Teaching Innovation offer workshops, events, one-on-one consultations, and mentoring to support full- and part-time faculty in their professional development as teaching scholars.

The Digital Resources for Teaching (DRT) pages are a growing repository of thoughtful and effective strategies for faculty to assist in planning, teaching, and assessing student learning in their courses.