About Us

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




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. 


CTL Office

Administration Building, Room 206A