2020 – 2023

Summer 2023 | iClicker UCLA Institutional License Launch : In response to instructor advocacy, leaders in CEILS worked with representatives from iClicker to research the usage of iClicker on campus and put together a proposal to request funding for a campus-wide license in order to support active learning in UCLA’s classrooms without the financial burden that iClickers placed on students – resulting in an equity issue and barriers to use. In 2022 funding was approved, and CEILS has worked with the BruinLearn Center of Excellence, the UCLA Bookstore, and team members from iClicker and Macmillan to plan the integration of iClicker through single-sign on, ensure necessary security and review process completion, work with the Bruin Learn Working Group for campus-wide launch and communication strategies. See this article published in the Daily Bruin for additional information on this initiative.

Spring-Fall 2023 – ChatGPT Student Survey (ongoing): In March 2023, members of Online Teaching and Learning conducted a short survey about students’ knowledge and use of ChatGPT, in order to get information that can help OTL work with instructors to redesign course material and assessments in response to AI tools. Members of the Center for Educational Assessment and the Writing Programs joined the group in order to iterate on the survey, and over the summer, the group will conduct Zoom interviews with students with questions centered around a few themes: knowledge of ChatGPT and other AI tools; use of ChatGPT; benefits and limitations of ChatGPT; and the future impact of ChatGPT and other AI tools, at UCLA and in other aspects of life. After the round of interviews in the summer, the group will conduct peer focus groups with students on campus in the fall.

May 2023 : UCLA “AI in Action” Series: Throughout  the month of May (and into June) a collaboration of UCLA centers delivered the AI in Action Series several sessions about teaching strategies in the age of ChatGPT/AI tools. There were 7 different events (many on Zoom) hosted by UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), the Center for Education, Innovation, and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS), the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms program (EPIC), Online Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Bruin Learn Center of Excellence (COE), the Writing Programs, and Humanities Technology (HumTech). 

April 2023: Campus Wide Guidance on the Use of Generative AI

This guidance on the Use of Generative AI for Teaching and Learning was a collaborative development which included contributions from the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences, the Bruin Learn Center for Excellence, UCLA’s Online Teaching and Learning, Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovation in the Classroom, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching along with input from members of the Academic Senate, the Center for Accessible Education, Advanced Research Computing (Privacy and Governance), and University Registrar. 

March 2023: UCLA Virtual Town Hall: What is ChatGPT and How Does it Relate to UCLA’s Academic Mission

This virtual town hall was held on March 3, 2023, featured the following UCLA faculty panel:

  • Dr. Safiya Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies; Interim Director, UCLA DataX Initiative
  • Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor of Information Studies; Director, UC Digital Cultures Lab.
  • Dr. John Villasenor, professor of Electrical Engineering, Public Policy, Law and Management; Faculty Co-Director, UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy

This event was organized by the Bruin Learn Center for Excellence and the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences  with input and guidance from Online Teaching and Learning and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. 

2020-2021 Development of Guidance Documents During Covid-19 Global Pandemic and Shift to Remote Teaching

The following UCLA-wide resources were the result of CTIG collaborations between Online Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS), and CRESST.

2018 – 2020

Pre-pandemic CTIG members collaborated on three identified themes that stand out as needs for UCLA’s instructional communities. Sub-groups met quarterly to create resources and brainstorm strategies for engagement.

Theme 1: Student Learning Outcomes Across the Disciplines Theme 2: Learning Modules for Students by Students Theme 3: Sharing Teaching and Assessment Resources via Faculty Learning Communities
  • Video hub for faculty (how to write SLOs, how to align assessments/exams)
  • In-person workshops (by discipline)
  • Connect to accreditation
  • Connect to course/curriculum development & innovation
  • CCLE interface for SLOs (upload feature like syllabus)
  • Case studies to showcase different forms of assessment (qualitative, quantitative) and how to use them to measure student learning
  • Build on WI+RE strategy (students helping students)
  • Improve discoverability of tools for students
  • Assess for effectiveness; iterate based on results
  • Use technology to match students at different stages with each other (buddy system, alumni one example)
  • Pair faculty member with CTIG member to lead groups of 3 to 10 faculty
  • Have participants present what they are doing or trying in their classroom
  • Discuss and practice new techniques (“Practice Perfect Workshop”)
  • See example at Oregon State