Welcome New Instructors

At UCLA Extension, our shared goal is to provide students with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge that they can immediately apply to meet their personal and professional goals – both today and for the future. Our students bring a diverse range of experience and insight to their classes, and expect instructors to share their own unique set of experiences, savvy, and knowledge inside and outside of the classroom. Your expertise as a practitioner is at the heart of the programs we can offer students, and they come to Extension specifically for that. This New Instructor Welcome Guide will introduce you to some important items that will help you in your new role.

Preparation and planning are critical to creating an excellent student experience. As a new instructor, there is much to do. To assist you with the process from hire through course development, this Instructor Checklist can help guide you.

As an instructor at UCLA Extension you have access to a variety of perks such as discounts, memberships and complementary course enrollments. View the full list of Instructor Perks.

From administrative support to campus services and much more, we have you covered. If you need support in developing your online course, using classroom AV or have an emergency, please see the Contact Information and Instructor Support list of available resources.