A teaching consultation is a meeting with the CTL colleague to provide you with resources and support regarding your teaching practice. Our consultations are confidential, non-evaluative, and collaborative; they are designed to build your confidence in a face-to-face and online classroom by developing your knowledge of pedagogical practices, and by helping you generate solutions to teaching and learning challenges.
During a consultation you might work on:
- Course and syllabus design
- Strategies to engage students in active learning
- Creating assignments
- Effective use of instructional technologies
- Grading students’ work
- Developing appropriate assessment tools
- Classroom management
- Interpreting student evaluations
- Teaching portfolio
- Teaching philosophy
The steps of a teaching consultation:
- Request a teaching consultation with the staff member in your discipline:
- CHHS, COBA, and COE contact Claudia Cornejo Happel at firstname.lastname@example.org
- STEM contact Debbie Walker at email@example.com
- CLASS contact Lauren Barbeau at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Depending on the consultation topic, the CTL consultant might ask you for additional documents, such as your syllabus, assignment prompt, or draft of your teaching philosophy.
- During the consultation, the consultant will help you establish goals for the session and assist you with developing and/or implementing strategies for improvement.
- While some faculty find that one consultation is enough to address their concerns, we encourage you to schedule follow-up meetings in order to receive feedback and support as you’re implementing changes in your teaching practice.
- Depending on your needs, a consultation might lead to a teaching observation or mid-term student feedback.
CTL teaching consultations are confidential.
Last updated: 5/3/2017