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Instructional Development
Kerr Hall
Mail code: 3200
Administration, Rm 2130  
    Executive Director, George Michaels, 805-893-2378
    Director of Operations, Todd Gillespie, 805-893-8160
    Business Officer, Ruth Marquette, 805-893-8583 
    Payroll, Kathleen Magazino, 805-893-8506 
    Budget Assistant, Vacant, 805-893-2414 
    Systems & Network Administrator, Evan Hirata, 805-705-9940
    Fax Number 805-893-5895
Instructional Consultation, Rm 1130  
    Office Manager, Breana Barak, 805-893-2972
    Senior Instructional Consultant, Lisa Berry, 805-893-8395
    Instructional Consultant, Mindy Colin, 805-893-2828
    Database Administrator, MaryLou Ramos, 805-893-3523 
    Evaluation System for Courses & Instruction, Aisha Wedlaw, 805-893-4278 
    Teaching Assistant Development Program, 805-893-2972 
    Teaching Assistant Videotaping and Consultation, tavideo@id.ucsb.edu  
    Fax Number 805-893-5915  
Classroom Services  
    Director of Operations, Todd Gillespie, Rm 2130D, 805-893-8160
    Media Equipment / Classroom Equipment Scheduling & Rental, Rm 1160, 805-893-3549 
    Buchanan Hall, 2950 Buchanan, 805-893-2332 
    Campbell Hall, 805-893-2461 
    Embarcadero Hall, 805-893-4990 
    Isla Vista Theaters, 805-893-4466 
    Digital Editing Lab, Rm 1126, 805-893-7420  
    Film/Video Ordering, Rm 1204, 805-893-3518
Production Services  
    Director of Operations, Todd Gillespie, Rm 2130D, 805-893-8160
    Artworks, Rm 1120, 805-893-3789 
    Photography, Rm 1120, 805-893-2448 
    Sound Recording, Rm 2110, 805-893-3257 
    Video Services, Rm 1204, 805-893-4345  
Technical Services
    Manager, Jim Gallagher, Rm 1160, 805-893-3549 

news & events


TALES - Teaching and Learning Excellence Series

TALES is a series of live events and podcasts with stories about teaching and learning that inspire, motivate and ignite the imagination of both instructors and students. 

The Importance of Ignorance in Teaching for Learning

Jason Duque, Ph.D. (Education)
May 16, 2017
4-5pm, Girvetz 1004

The richest kind of learning comes from discovering things for ourselves, gaining ownership over our learning through wrestling first-hand with a field’s ideas and inquiries. If it’s so good, why is teaching for that kind of learning so hard? Through metaphor and story, this talk will describe this kind of learning as well as the source of our difficulties in achieving it. We will take aim at our own expertise, the very source of our professional and pedagogical status, and the curriculum and culture that celebrate it. A few disruptive practices will be starting points for fruitful discussion with the audience.

Analysis and Empathy: Helping Students Gain More Fully Rounded Understandings of Controversial Issues

Salim Yaqub, Ph.D. (History) 
May 22, 20173-4pm, HSSB 6020 - McCune Conference Room


How can we help students both feel from the inside and see from the outside? How can we empower them grasp, at one and the same time, not just the breadth of complex social and political issues but also the subjective experiences of individuals caught up in those issues? This talk uses a simulated class exercise on the Vietnam War--involving analysis, dramatization, empathetic reconstruction, and debate--to discuss and model strategies for encouraging students to think in such differing registers.

Spring Faculty Workshop: Teaching in the Present

Facilitators: Ailish  Riggs Darmody and Celia Alario
Tuesday, May 2, 12-1:30pm
Engineering Science Building 1001

Many of us, as experts in our field, feel fully confident about the content of our courses but feel ill prepared to “command a room” and engage our students from the podium. This workshop will address the physical and personal roadblocks that prevent us from effectively communicating our curriculum, providing practical tools to foster stage presence and create more energized and engaged presentation skills.