The Center for Teaching & Learning
Georgia Southern University

Teaching Consultations

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:

  1. Request a teaching consultation with the staff member in your discipline:
    • CHHS, COBA, and COE contact Claudia Cornejo Happel at
    • STEM contact Debbie Walker at
    • CLASS contact Lauren Barbeau at
  2. 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.
  3. During the consultation, the consultant will help you establish goals for the session and assist you with developing and/or implementing strategies for improvement.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Center for Teaching and Learning : : Henderson Library, Suite 1303 : : (912) 478-0049