About TILT

Our Mission

The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) helps students, faculty, and staff use research-based learning and teaching methods to support academic achievement, equity, and post-graduation success for all CSU students.


Our programs integrate peer education, undergraduate research, course redesigns, curricular alignment, educational technologies, and teaching-related professional development. By connecting these components, we help make robust learning the hallmark of a CSU education.

Contact Info

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Gwen Gorzelsky
Executive Director

TILT, Rm 234

TILT Annual Report

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Our Vision

Through 2023, we will:

  • Support large-enrollment, high-DFW course redesigns that use educational technologies to free class time for research-based instructional approaches;
  • Incorporate undergraduate peer learning assistants into targeted courses and provide a tiered model of peer educator support in other courses;
  • Redesign our professional development in hybrid format, align offerings with our Teaching Effectiveness Framework, and integrate learning analytics training and resources;
  • Engage at least 25% of CSU instructors in research-based professional development;
  • With campus partners, build a Diverse Peer Educator Network for CSU peer educators of color and help all interested to pursue undergraduate research roles and nationally competitive scholarships;
  • Address equity in program assessments and measure short-term indicators likely to align with long-term improvements in key student success metrics (e.g., course success rates).