Engineering Teaching Community

The inclusive Engineering Teaching Community (ETC) is a safe place for reflecting and growing as educators. This is where goals and learning objectives are evaluated within the context of learning science literature, and where thoughtful, respectful dialogue happens. Here, we find needed respite and support in our ever-demanding role of instructors, build new friendships, and get useful feedback while innovating new methods for teaching and assessing student learning.

Faculty meetings are held every other Wednesday at 12 p.m. during the quarter, while grad (ETC gRAD) meetings are held every other Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The ETC Calendar is frequently updated with professional development workshops and meetings. You are welcome to explore any or all of the ETC topics. Popular subjects include:

  • Teaching methods for STEM learning
  • Encouraging students to attend lectures and engage
  • Assessment
  • Leading a teaching team to success
  • Proven classroom management techniques
  • Teaching technology that makes life easier

Virtual office hours – all questions welcome: 

  • Monday 1–3 p.m.
  • Tuesday 12–2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9–11 a.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Friday 2–4 p.m.

Access virtual office hours

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Teaching and learning

The teacher has been identified as the most powerful factor when it comes to learning. There are countless instructional decisions one makes to teach just a single course — such as content (breadth, depth, and order of topics), teaching methods (from transmission vs. inquiry), assessments (formative and summative), and so many more. Engage in action research.

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Teaching Framework

The ETC 5 Points Teaching Framework allows you to base your decisions on learning theory and illuminate the goals you want to achieve. This action research can be utilized throughout your career to help develop skills as an engineering educator. Entering into action research will ease the isolation of teaching and offer measurable results into new understandings of how your students learn. Engage in action research.

Statistics Professors Marcela Alfaro Córdoba, Sheng Jiang, and Sangwon Hyun

Colleagues’ experiences

What are your colleagues experiencing in teaching? Explore the Teaching Matters reports that reflect Baskin Engineering teaching experiences.

Professor Shiva Abbaszadeh and a researcher from her lab

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Take this short quiz and receive immediate feedback.

Distinguished Professor J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves and students

Get support

Email Jenny Quynn, Baskin Engineering curriculum advisor, for support in the following areas:

  • Teaching observations with feedback
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Lesson plan or assessment reviews
  • Data trends reporting


Jennifer Ann Quynn

  • Title
    • Curriculum Advisor
  • Department
    • Baskin School of Engineering
  • Phone
    • 2064075823
  • Campus Email
  • Office Location
    • Jack Baskin Engineering Building, 351
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Last modified: Jul 24, 2024