Committee on Teaching Charge

13.30 Committee on Teaching (En 7 Oct 87; CC 21 Feb 96; CC 31 Aug 19)

13.30.1 There are five Santa Cruz Division members. In addition, there are one non-senate teaching
faculty representative, one graduate student representative, and no more than two
undergraduate student representatives. The Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
and the Director of Learning Technologies are invited to sit with the Committee. (Am 24 Oct 90,
25 May 94, 30 May 01, 21 May 04; CC 31 Aug 98, 3 Nov 09, 31 Aug 19; EC 18 Oct 91, 12 May 97, 31 Aug 02, 31 Aug 04)

13.30.2 The duties of the Committee include: (CC 31 Aug 19)

1) To consult with departments as to the form and use of any methods designed to evaluate
faculty teaching performance and to recommend to the Academic Senate how such methods
should be used in the evaluation of faculty members' teaching effectiveness. (CC 31 Aug 98)

2) To propose programs that will foster good teaching, and to stimulate and aid all
departments in strengthening their efforts to foster good teaching.

3) To formulate general policies concerning instructional support activities on the campus,
and to advise the administration regarding campus budgetary needs for instructional support.

4) To initiate, receive, and adjudicate Instructional Improvement Grant proposals, and to
make recommendations concerning funding of such proposals to the Vice Provost and Dean
of Undergraduate Education. To establish policies for the adjudication of Instructional
Improvement Grants, and to inform the Santa Cruz Division concerning those policies. (Am 30
May 01; CC 31 Aug 98)


5) To select Faculty and instructors to receive Excellence in Teaching Awards and other
awards as appropriate. (En 30 May 01)

6) To provide direction to the Center for Teaching and Learning in matters regarding COT
business, and when required, in any matters concerning CTL’s instructional support. (En 30 May
01; CC 3 Nov 09; CC 31 Aug 04; EC 31 Aug 06)