The TLA supports faculty and students by guiding development of pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment necessary to promote GE outcomes and MLOs.

Here is what's new...

  • Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. Interim Director, Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) and Academic Skills Achievement Program (ASAP), Professor, Science & Environmental Policy

  • Salinas Valley Bus Tour - this Friday, September 19, 2014 from noon to 5pm. Seats are still available. The Salinas Valley tour will highlight various Monterey County geographical sites. At each site you will meet with government and community leaders. The bus leaves from the CSUMB Watershed Institute Building #42. Interested? Send an email to

  • Brown Bag Series on Wednesdays
  • Fall Teaching Cooperatives


The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment provides faculty with support for exploring and implementing teaching, learning, and assessment practices that enhance student learning.  In consultation with its advisory committee and with input from faculty, staff, students, and administrators across campus, the TLA addresses its goals of:

  • helping promote excellence in teaching, effective assessment of learning, and faculty professional development at CSUMB.
  • promoting teaching and professional development across the teaching and learning continuum, addressing the interests and needs of faculty in differing types of positions and faculty at different career stages.
  • encouraging faculty contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to the emerging scholarship of assessment.
  • helping promote the visibility of CSUMB’s accomplishments in teaching, learning, and assessment.


The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment supports faculty and students by guiding the development of the pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment necessary to promote the General Education Outcomes and the Major Learning Outcomes of CSUMB.

Faculty members commit themselves to responsive teaching and learning in pursuit of excellence through integration of technology, service and reflection, discipline-specific components, and professional preparation. The TLA provides resources, workshops, individual and program consultations, and facilitates the development of pedagogical approaches and supportive contexts for teaching and learning.