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Academic Resources

The Teaching + Learning Commons (the Commons) provides leadership and support for the university’s teaching and learning initiatives.

The Commons consists of six hubs: Engaged Teaching, Digital Learning, Academic Achievement, Writing, Experiential Learning, and Education Research and Assessment. The hubs closely interact, inform, and mutually reinforce the goals of each unit. Together, they function as a single entity embodying the intertwined relationship of teaching and learning. Through its wide range of programs, services, and research, the Commons assists all members of the UC San Diego community, including graduate students, in developing learning environments and experiences that encourage engagement and foster success.


Engaged Teaching


Programs for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Engaged Teaching Hub promotes faculty and student success through programs and resources that support faculty and graduate students in their teaching roles. Our goal is to inspire and advance teaching excellence through evidence-based, learner-centered, and equitable teaching practices.


View our website for upcoming workshops and events, or contact us at


*Faculty include all ranks of educators including teaching professors, non-Senate lecturers, and adjuncts.

Writing Support

Graduate-Level Writing Support

The Writing Hub offers several programs and services for graduate students to advance their success as academic writers. Our programs and services are all aimed at helping graduate students develop effective writing skills and gain confidence in their writing, so that they can produce successful writing projects and get more joy from the writing process.