Teaching and Learning Center

CBU's Teaching and Learning Center exists to foster a culture of integrated teaching and learning that impacts both the curricular and the co-curricular aspects of the CBU experience and equips Kingdom professionals to live out the Great Commission in service to the university, the community, the church and the world. This mission is rooted in a biblical understanding of God, His world and His plan for the nations. The incarnate person and eternal purpose of Jesus Christ grounds our approach to a teaching-learning process that empowers co-educators to serve others in the classroom and beyond. 

It is the goal of the TLC to:

  • Empower educators to use their God-given gifts and talents to develop Kingdom professionals;
  • Create a safe, welcoming space in which educators can share strengths to equip others;
  • Create a community dedicated to edifying one another for the common purpose of authentically living the Great Commission;
  • Provide opportunities for educators to grow personally, professionally and spiritually as they develop a Kingdom perspective of what God has called them to do;
  • Model and develop what it means to teach, coach and mentor from a Kingdom perspective; and
  • Model and facilitate scholarship and research that is biblically rooted or that intentionally seeks to be “salt and light” in secular contexts.

To these ends, the TLC offers:

  • Workshops that focus on best practices for integrated teaching and learning
  • Presentations of best practices and current approaches to the discipline of teaching
  • Peer mentoring opportunities, observation, peer evaluation and individual coaching
  • Presentations by internal and external speakers on topics of teaching and learning from a Kingdom perspective
  • Research opportunities and training in scholarship activities
  • Extended learning opportunities such as the Seminar on Faith in the Academic Profession, Perspectives classes and learning communities

TLC provides:

  • Resources to help educators in Christian higher education
  • Opportunities to explore new technology and innovations in teaching and learning
  • Regular training in and individual support for instructional technology
  • Training in how to incorporate an authentic Kingdom perspective in every discipline
  • Development opportunities across campus including training for
    • Junior doctoral faculty
    • Academic leaders (deans, assistant/associate deans, program directors and chairs)
    • Adjuncts
    • Schools and departments
    • New faculty

Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Weekends: Closed 

Contact Us
Front Desk
Phone: (951) 552-8130
Email: tlc@calbaptist.edu
Location: Lancer Arms #51

Dr. DawnEllen Jacobs
Director for New Faculty Development (SOFAP)
Phone: (951) 343-4275
Email: djacobs@calbaptist.edu
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Keith Castillo 
Director of Instructional Technology
Phone: (951) 552-8720
Email: kcastillo@calbaptist.edu
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