Vision and Mission
The vision of the Center for Teaching and Learning is for all faculty to feel part of a community of scholarly, reflective teachers, using evidence-based, inclusive pedagogy to foster deep learning for all students.
The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to support student success by engaging SDSU instructors (faculty and academic student employees) in a scholarly approach to teaching and fostering a culture of inclusive excellence in teaching and learning.
We collaborate closely with other units across campus, including Instructional Technology Services, Library and Information Services, Faculty Advancement and the Division of Student Affairs and play a key role in improving university polices related to teaching and student success by working with the University Senate, Faculty Affairs Committee and the Office of Faculty Advancement.
Director, SDSU Center for Teaching & Learning
Michael Borgstrom is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He teaches and writes about American literature, sexuality and gender studies, African American literature, and critical race theory. He is the author of Befriending the Queer Nineteenth Century: Curious Attachments (published by Routledge Press as part of their Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature series) and Minority Reports: Identity and Social Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of their Future of Minority Studies series). Additional work has appeared in journals such as PMLA, African American Review, ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, Journal of Homosexuality, and Pedagogy, as well as several edited collections. He is currently at work on a new book that examines how literary study might clarify key aspects of university culture, juxtaposing specific texts with now-common institutional commitments to diversity, innovation, and advancement.
Associate Director, SDSU Center for Teaching & Learning
Allison Vaughn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology where her research examines social relationships, stigma, and health. She values student development in undergraduate and graduate education inside the classroom and inside the lab. In her role as the Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, she helps graduate students in their teaching development with everything in between the pedagogical and the technical. She is currently supporting grad students who want to earn a Certificate in Flexible Course Design Institute as well as a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching. Finally, she serves as the College of Sciences Diversity Liaison on the SDSU Inclusion Council and as a college of sciences faculty Senator on the University Senate.