Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

About Us

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology is Cal Poly’s teaching support team serving the entire campus. Our purpose is to provide all Cal Poly educators with the information and support they need to develop the skills and knowledge to enhance their journey toward teaching excellence. 

The CTLT is committed to helping faculty create equitable and inclusive learning environments for our students at Cal Poly. We provide guidance in course design, learning activities and teaching strategies that incorporate best practices in accessibility, equity and inclusion.

We provide a broad range of programming and services in support of Cal Poly’s “Learn By Doing” philosophy that addresses the complexities and challenges of an ever changing world. Our support opportunities are informed by scholarship, designed to model effective instruction practices, tailored to the realities of educators’ priorities, focused on well-defined curricular outcomes, and integrated with academic technologies that support teaching and learning success.

We offer confidential consultations and customized programming. We welcome collaborations with colleges, departments, and faculty cohorts to help develop effective responses to teaching and learning opportunities and challenges.

We are located in the Kennedy Library (Building 35) in room 319.


CTLT was established in summer 2012 in a reorganization involving the former Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology. The CTL, under Academic Personnel, had served the campus since 2001 with events, workshops, and grant programs. Academic Technology had been created in spring 2012 as a unit of Information Services. The reorganization moved the CTL’s operations and staff from Academic Personnel into Information Services and merged them with Academic Technology to create CTLT. A realignment in January 2014 moved CTLT out of Information Services to Academic Programs and Planning.

Team Members

Members of the CTLT team come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds but we share a deep interest in the scholarship on teaching and learning as well as a passion for sharing what we have learned with our colleagues. Team members are listed below, and individual profiles are available on our Team Members page.

Name Title Email Phone
Christina Diaz Administrative Support Coordinator cdiaz46@calpoly.edu 756-5570
Pamela Dougherty Instructional Designer / Accessibility Specialist padoughe@calpoly.edu 756-7381
Catherine Hillman Instructional Designer / Online Instruction Specialist cehillma@calpoly.edu 756-5576
Sarah Macdonald

Assistant Director / Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Instruction

smacdo05@calpoly.edu 756-7635
Tonia Malone Instructional Designer / LMS Administrator tmalone@calpoly.edu 756-6336
Patrick O'Sullivan Director posulliv@calpoly.edu 756-7244
Anne Regan

Campus Coordinator, Affordable Learning Solutions

aregan@calpoly.edu 756-7042
Dianna Winslow

Assistant Director / Writing Instruction Specialist

diwinslo@calpoly.edu 756-7526

Stipend Policies

CTLT offers modest stipends for a limited number of extended workshops, subject to the policies described in the CTLT Stipend Policies document (updated Sept 2020). Click below to downloaded pdf.

Download CTLT Stipend Policies PDF


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