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  Nandini Bhattacharya

Nandini Bhattacharya

Continuing Lecturer


831-459-4511 (Fax)


Physical & Biological Sciences Division

Mathematics Department
Center for Teaching & Learning

Continuing Lecturer
Associate Director . of Teaching




Campus Directory

McHenry Library
McHenry Building Room #4165

Oakes 316

Mathematics Department

Nandini Bhattacharya

Associate Director of Teaching, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) & Continuing Lecturer of Mathematics



 Postgraduate Certificate in Education

June 1988, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Professional Clear Single Subject (Math) Teaching Credential for High School, 1988-present


M.A. in Mathematics

June 1987, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

B.A. in Mathematics

May 1985, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA


Professional Development for Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Faculty Fellow at the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL), UC Santa Cruz, inaugural cohort starting Fall 2017.

Participant of the 2017 ESCALA Certification in College Teaching and Learning for Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), July 2017-December    2017.


Participant and one of two UCSC representatives at the TST FLP (Transforming STEM Teaching Faculty Learning Program), offered by UC

Berkeley, January – May 2017 & August – December 2017.  Facilitator January 2018- December 2018.


Participant of the 2016 QTEL (Quality Teaching for English Learners) Summer Institutes, Building the Base Mathematics, offered by WestEd



Leading professional development for both STEM faculties and Teaching Assistants in research-informed, 21st-century teaching methods including: understanding how learning happens; developing inclusive teaching strategies; promoting active and collaborative learning; assessing student learning; and encouraging effective communication among members of a teaching team.

Expertise in developing and implementing mathematics curriculum and teaching for the large gateway mathematics courses reflective of the inclusive teaching practices.

Teaching and Learning

Large lecture mathematics courses: College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus



Recipient of the Hero Award by the Educational Opportunity Programs 2016

Recipient of the Excellence in Diversity award by the Chancellor at UCSC 2013 and 2005    



College Math Academy Coordinator, mathematics component of the Hispanic Serving Institution SEMILA Grant ($5.7 M) over five years, offered by the Department of Education 2016

Lead Coordinator, mathematics component of the Hispanic Serving Institution MAPA Grant ($2,624,577) over five years, offered by the

Department of Education 2015

 PI, Disciplinary Communication (DC) Grant ($28,618), which was originally offered by the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education but subsequently sponsored by the Mathematics Department 2015





·       “Faculty-Led Teaching Centers: Peer to Peer Leadership Strategies”, International Consortium for Educational Development(ICED) conference, June 2018 (Co-facilitated)

·       “Transforming Teaching and Learning at the University of California: Clearing Institutional Barriers”, Second Annual HHMI-UC STEM Faculty Learning Community Meeting, October 2017 (Co-presenter)

·       “UC Santa Cruz Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives: Documenting the journey of transforming CL-Math 2 (College Algebra) course into an Active Learning Experience”, STEM Active Learning Seminar Series, May 2017 [Co-presenter)

·       “Effective use of students’ engagement in transforming the learning experience of a large introductory mathematics class,” STEM Active Learning Seminar Series, January 2016

·       “Slugs on STEM: Preparing competent and diverse teachers,” MSRI meeting, 2014 Critical Issues in Mathematics Education Workshop [Co-presenter]


First author of the book chapter:

Redesigning the Gateway College Algebra Course at one Hispanic-Serving Institution: Towards "Servingness" Through Curriculum  & Pedagogy edited by Gina A. Garcia, Assitant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Developed 50 Pre-lecture videos for College Algebra and Precalculus courses.  These videos are developed to bridge mathematics preparation of students coming from diverse lbackgrounds as well as implementing Active Learning teaching during lecture.

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