upcoming workshops

Two Types of Boredom and the Adjustable Syllabus: Education for ADHD

Sarah Stein Lubrano, pedagogy expert and author of the article "Living with ADHD, How I Learned to Make Distraction Work for Me" will speak about educating for neurodiversity, with a special focus on ADHD. She will discuss new research on attention and multiple types of boredom, and relate these findings to what educators can do to make learning more meaningful and more customized to students of all neurotypes. The lecture will include interactive discussion and be followed by a Q&A.

Signs of Disability: Faculty, Accommodations, and Access at Work

While accommodation procedures for students are by now generally recognized and recognizable (although there is certainly still tremendous work to do on this front), the question of faculty accommodations is uncharted terrain on many college and university campuses. Using the concept of “signs of disability”—a means of making disability available for noticing and attention using a variety of embodied, environmental, and discursive practices—Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum will describe some of the experiences and encounters that disabled faculty have shared in research interviews, published accounts, and surveys. What such accounts reveal is that the emergence of disability and concomitant development of access and accommodation practices is part of a dynamic interrelationship between institutional cultures, environments for disability, and various ways that disability is available for noticing (or not-noticing) within faculty bodies and practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to brainstorm and engage in conversation about how these ideas might be informed by specific elements of the UCSC context and culture as well as generate next steps and questions for those interested and invested in creating more broadly inclusive academic environments for all members of the campus community, including faculty.

GradeScope for Remote Assessment

Learn more about Gradescope and how it can be beneficial for your class, even during remote instruction. These workshops are offered by Gradescope, every Thursday at 9:00am. Register for an upcoming workshop.

Facilitating Timely Classroom Conversations about Race and Racism

THERE ARE NO UPCOMING SESSIONS AT THIS TIME. Additional sessions can be scheduled for any discipline. Please contact us.

In collaboration with the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, CITL has developed a new workshop for faculty and graduate student educators:

No matter what our course content is, we know that issues of race and racism are endemic to teaching and learning. Facilitating discussions that address race and racism can feel challenging or uncomfortable for many instructors, especially when those conversations are unexpected or unexpectedly charged. This interactive workshop will identify key communicative strategies that can assist with facilitating these important conversations and will provide an opportunity for skill-building practice. We’ll work from classroom scenarios that participants provide in advance in order to authentically address the complex, dynamic interactions of your teaching and learning environments.

Workshop facilitated by: Dr. Teresa Maria Linda Scholz, Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Diversity Officer with the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Dr. Kendra Dority, Associate Director for Graduate Programs, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning

individual help is available!

The Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is available by appointment to answer your pedagogical questions. Email to schedule an appointment.

If you’d like someone to check your course in Canvas to make sure that everything is working correctly, request a course readiness check with an email to

Daily Office Hours

If you have any questions relating to remote or online instruction, come to daily office hours! Office Hours are provided by FITC and Online Education and happen every day from 2pm – 3pm. Click here to drop in here for open virtual office hours. If prompted, the passcode is 'help'.

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