Refresh on Policy
Guidelines to foster a successful academic year are now available.

Teaching in the Globalized Classroom
The inaugural International Student Success Annual Report, now available, provides a data-driven understanding of the undergraduate international student population at UC Berkeley with a snapshot view of activities and programs-both social and academic-designed to serve this growing population.
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Twelve Ways to Prepare for the Fall Semester 
CTL concludes the fall countdown on how to prepare for the academic year. In review, some of the ideas included:

1.Take a fresh look at your syllabus
2. Your students know you; do you know them?
3. Academic integrity: promote now
And the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award goes to...
Since 1959, Berkeley has awarded over 250 faculty members with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus' highest honor for teaching. From English to
Engineering, and from  South and Southeast Asian Studies to Linguistics, recipients have been recognized from all corners of the campus. Now is the time of year to consider who should be nominated next.
Small Grants, Big Impact

Sabrina Agarwal, Department of Anthropology, completed one of the 38 projects funded by the Instructional Improvement Grant program in 2013-14. Using her grant to hire a GSR and integrate problem-based learning activities  and the first-time use of clickers into her large lecture course, she increased her teaching effectiveness and created a more enjoyable experience for her students. Do you have a project idea that would demonstrate a lasting impact on student learning? 

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In Support of the Honor Code

A critical element of a successful Honor Code is ensuring that faculty make a conscious effort to discuss academic integrity in their courses, and many do so already.  In order to facilitate these discussions and to clarify the spirit and intent of the Honor Code, the ASUC and Academic Senate have developed an Honor Code Guide for Syllabi that is intended to be used either verbatim or adapted by faculty for inclusion into course syllabi.
bCourses Workshops

ETS has workshops, self-paced training, and help tools.  Learn whyso many instructors already enjoy working with bCourses.



Webcast is ready for Fall 2014. With expanded integration in bCourses and CalCentral, students will now find their webcasts in the spaces they spend time in already.


Digital Media Support

If you have ever thought of flipping your classroom or creating supplemental video materials for your instruction, the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Micro Studio can help you integrate these ready-to-use technologies quickly into your classroom experience. Attend a video workshop  to learn how to create your own content.


Classroom Technology

New to using classroom technology or need a refresher? The ETS team is now accepting Classroom Orientation requests to help you make the most out of the technology in your classroom.