The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) engages proactively with faculty in order to improve teaching at UCLA. One of these efforts is a collaboration with schools and divisions to develop discipline-specific pedagogy workshop series. Faculty from the school or division lead the workshops for their colleagues, so the series is called "Faculty Teaching Faculty about Teaching" (also known as FT^2).

The mission of the program is to build a community of practice that includes both new and continuing faculty to create an atmosphere that values teaching. The primary goal is to support new faculty as they develop their first courses, while also supporting all faculty that are interested in improving student outcomes through better pedagogy.

The workshops cover the basic tenets of evidence based practices that lead to successful learning outcomes for students, and also include resources that an instructor at UCLA can use for support. The collaboration with CAT provides a foundation in evidence-based pedagogy to support the discipline-specific expertise and experience of the presenting faculty.

The menu on the left provides information about specific collaborations with each school or division.


Adrienne Lavine, Faculty Director

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Kumiko Haas, Director of Instructional Improvement Programs

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Michelle Gaston, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Initiatives

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