A wide array of resources are available to assist University of the Pacific faculty members pursue excellence in teaching and develop their careers. Visit the Faculty Center website to learn about available services, including those provided by Pacific's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), which is located in the University Library, Room 230.
Among its initiatives, the Center for Teaching and Learning has established an annual symposium involving faculty from all three Pacific campuses, and instituted workshops that demonstrate effective teaching methods and creative ways to use technology to engage students.
Writing in the Disciplines
The goal of Writing in the Disciplines is to assist faculty and students at Pacific in the improvement of student writing within their majors and individual disciplines and to encourage more active, engaged learning through writing intensive courses, the use of innovative teaching methods in writing instruction, and tutorial support from the Student Writing Center of all levels or writing, from the Pacific Seminars to Senior Capstone Courses.
The program includes a team of Classroom-Based Writing Mentors to support students taking writing-intensive courses and Writing Mentors who staff the drop-in Writing Center each semester for 50+ hours of available tutoring in writing each week. The Writing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the University Library.
Faculty interested in working with a Classroom-Based Writing Mentor should contact the Director Dr. Douglas M. Tedards by Email or call 209-932-2970.