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Resilient Teaching during Campus Disruptions

The most recent information on options for teaching during campus disruptions, health protocols in classrooms, and teaching tips for different modes of instruction are available at the KeepTeaching Website.  

Teaching Technologies Support

UCSB licenses a variety of educational technologies. The links below go to help pages for the most commonly used technologies. For individualized training or questions, contact the Help Desk.

EVENTS Fall 2021

UC Santa Barbara Campus Wide TA Orientation

September 13 - 21, 2021 online and in-person

Attendance at the annual TA Orientation is required for all new graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs), and Readers who have a secured TAship or Readership, even if your first appointment is not until Winter or Spring Quarter. Please click here for additional information. 

TA Development Program: Pedagogy Workshops

We have a variety of workshops for UCSB Graduate Students interested in honing their teaching skills and attending to the nuances of TAing sections. Includes tips and tricks for better instruction, discovering your teacher identity, CCUT preparation assistance, and workshops for international TAs.

 Seminar for Summer Online Grant Awardees

The seminar will take place in October, 2021, and focuses on applying for MCA for Online Courses, best practices for online course design, and educational technologies. Those who have successfully received grants from Summer Sessions will be contacted directly by Instructional Development to organize the seminar times.

New Faculty Orientations

There will be two events for new faculty in Fall 2021. We will email all new faculty with details about these events, but please reach out to us if you'd like more information or resources as a new (or nearly new) instructor at UCSB. (All are welcome regardless of rank or job title.)

  • Orientation to Instructional Development's services and support.
  • New and Nearly New Orientation to Teaching at UCSB, co-organized by CITRAL.


Note: Materials and links for all our Brown Bags can be found in Instructional Development's Changing Instruction, Changing Times site in GauchoSpace.

1. Navigate to http://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/
2. Enter your UCSB NetID and password (same as used for e-grades).
3. If you are not already enrolled in the course, go to the Courses link and click on Project Sites.
4. Type in the search box: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.
5. Click the course title and then click Join this course site.
6. Scroll down to My Courses click on the "course" entitled the site Instructional Development: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.


consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
TBD ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall


Laurel Shaddixoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915