Teaching Resources

The Division of Undergraduate Education supports UC Berkeley faculty with a range of instructional resources, including consultation, digital design services, facilities and equipment, and technology support. Programs and services are offered through Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) Services and other Division units.

Teaching and Course Support

98 and 198 Special Studies Courses

Information for faculty who are considering approval of 98 and 198 Special Studies courses facilitated by undergraduate students, including DeCal courses.

AC Course Spotlight

The American Cultures (AC) Center works with instructors of new AC courses to develop promotional videos to spread awareness of their course with the campus community, especially potential students.

Center for Teaching & Learning

Offers consultations on any topic related to teaching and learning, as well as grants, workshops, learning circles, awards and recognition programs, communities of practice, resources for teaching and learning, and information on campus policies related to instruction.

Creative Discovery Fellows Program

Helps instructors incorporate creative assignments into the American Cultures (AC) requirement, Berkeley’s undergraduate social justice graduation curriculum.

Keep Teaching

Website to help keep your teaching moving forward with new approaches, effective strategies and resources, and best practices to support remote learning.

Teaching in Summer Workshop

Introduces best approaches to teaching an intensive six- or ten-week summer course at UC Berkeley. Hosted by the American Cultures (AC) Center, topics include strategies for managing extended summer class time, what to expect from summer student enrollment, the specifics of the AC curriculum requirement, and teaching to issues of racial and economic justice in diverse classrooms.

Teaching in Troubled Times

Series of timely dialogues elevating some of the most pressing social and political questions that enter our lives and our classrooms. The series is co-hosted by the American Cultures Center, Academic Innovation Studio, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Division of Equity & Inclusion.

Teaching with Wikipedia

The American Cultures Center hosts information for faculty on getting started with teaching with Wikipedia, including Wikipedia course structure, guidance, flexibility, and how to sign up, as well as Wikipedia pedagogy.


Instructional and Research Technology

Academic Innovation Studio

Provides resources and support for instruction and research through signature programs and events, support for research and academic needs, facilities for multimedia production, equipment checkout services, and spaces for collaboration and quiet work.

Digital Learning Services

Provides digital learning design and strategy, digital media production, and learning technologies and service support for the following tools: Ally, bCourses, Course Design Tools, Course Evaluations, DIY Media, Gradescope, Kaltura Video Platform, and Zoom for Instruction.

Educational Technology Services

Offers services for the support of academic courses, special events, and other communications technology needs of the campus. The ETS service catalog includes audio visual, classroom technology, facilities, video, and web tools.

Research IT

Provides research computing technologies, consulting and community for the Berkeley campus, including museum informatics, research data management, and cloud computing services.


Professional Development

Digital Pedagogy Fellows Program

Assists all instructors of record in leveraging technology to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of learning in their courses. 

Lecturer Teaching Fellows

Provides UC Berkeley lecturers with an exceptional opportunity to work individually, or in teams, to build teaching and learning tools, templates, and resources for both their individual courses and the entire campus community. Ten to twelve lecturers are selected annually to participate in a series of workshops and seminars focused on teaching and learning. Participants receive grants of $1,500 each for instructional improvement applied to their home department account.

Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program

Provides an opportunity for a team of two or more faculty members from a department to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. The grant program will fund up to four projects, each up to $22,000 over the one-year grant period.

Teaching Excellence Colloquium

Offers new UC Berkeley faculty the unique opportunity to engage with new faculty peers, explore shared teaching interests, and conduct peer observations of classroom teaching. Faculty who participate throughout the year will be provided a course improvement grant of $2,000, a certificate, and a letter from their dean in support of their next merit review.

Transforming STEM Teaching Faculty Learning Program

Focuses on changing STEM undergraduate faculty’s instructional practices and improving students’ learning gains and experiences in large STEM lecture courses. It utilizes a blended professional learning program to deepen faculty’s understanding of how learning happens, and develop their abilities to facilitate discourse opportunities to support student learning in their classes.


Networks and Communities

Berkeley Collegium

Faculty group charged with fostering innovation and excellence in undergraduate teaching at UC Berkeley. The Collegium leads the identification and development of new ideas, supports their implementation, and assesses their success. It also partners with other campus organizations that would benefit from its advice and assistance.

Lecturer Engagement, Development, and Advancement (LEAD) Network

Informal group organized by and for lecturers at Berkeley, to foster learning, build community, and provide support.

Teach-Net

Moderated email forum for exchanging information, advice, tips, and general talk concerning teaching at Berkeley. Subscription is restricted to Berkeley faculty and staff.