Contact Us - CETL

The Center for Effective Teaching and Learning promotes teaching as an area of practice. The CSU is based upon the teacher-scholar model. CETL consults with Cal State L.A. faculty who want to broaden their teaching and participate in the scholarship of teaching and learning. By growing a teaching culture on campus we hope to increase the quality of student learning.

CETL professional development opportunities include faculty learning communities (FLCs); professional development for chairs; Course Redesigns for departments; one-on-one coaching and technology support; and training workshops for instructional technologies, including the campus learning management system, Canvas. We encourage all faculty to email us at for questions about teaching practice and for questions about academic technology (Canvas, Zoom, etc.). 

The CETL Main Offices are located in Fine Arts 138. The CETL Annex is located at Library South, Room 3074.


CETL provides faculty at all stages in their careers with a range of professional development services supporting teaching and scholarship.

Faculty interested in feedback are encouraged to arrange a consultation. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • RTP Mentorship
  • Faculty writing groups
  • Informal teaching observations
  • Syllabus development (PDF) and course design (See Also the Faculty Handbook, Chapter 5 "Instructional Policies " on the syllabus).
  • Assessment
  • Concerns related to course management and/or classroom dynamics

Consultations are confidential and voluntary. Email Director Catherine Haras at to schedule a consultation.

CETL Staff

Catherine (Cat) Haras
Senior Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning 
(323) 343 - 5607;

Beverly Bondad-Brown
Director of Academic Technology
(323) 343 - 5444;

Flavio Argueta
Lab Manager/Technology Support Specialist
(323) 343 - 6593;

Jeff Suarez-Grant
Senior Instructional Designer
(323) 343 - 6597;

Owynn Lancaster
Instructional Designer
(323) 343 - 6595;

Naat Jairam
Instructional Designer
(323) 343 - 6599;

Henry Acevedo
LMS Specialist
(323) 343 - 6598;

Sakib Ibne Shahriar
Student Technology Assistant
(323) 343 - 6594

Natalie Deo
Student Technology Assistant
(323) 343 - 6594

Angelica Vandekerkhoff
Student Assistant
(323) 343 - 6594