At Cal Poly, learn by doing deeply informs our mission and manifests itself throughout the curriculum. Accounting students provide voluntary tax assistance to low-income families; marine science students develop interactive exhibits on acidity levels in the ocean at the Cal Poly pier in Avila Beach; agriculture and horticulture students raise and sell produce at local Farmers Markets. The CTLT understands that to foster a spirit of learn by doing, Cal Poly faculty and staff must be supported in the development and use of innovative teaching pedagogies that include active, problem-based, and collaborative learning strategies.
The CTLT’s Instructional Practices resources provide faculty and staff with suggestions and guidelines on how to enhance teaching and learning inside the class and beyond. Check back frequently, as these resources continue to expand. Many of these practices are also supported through the CTLT's workshops, learning communities and consultations.
Support Students' Well-being In Times of Stress
Today’s generation of college students are reporting increased anxiety, stress, sadness, and exhaustion. These experiences can undermine students’ ability to learn, and thus result in assignments, quizzes, projects, exams, and grades that do not reflect their actual abilities.
The set of resources on this page is here to help promote effective outreach by campus educators in order to better support their students.