In the Center, we offer two different kinds of teaching consultations: individual consultations and unit-level consultations.

Individual Consultations

Center staff are available for confidential consultations with individual instructors, at their request, on any aspect of teaching, from course design to student engagement. Consultations may occur in a single discussion or in regular, ongoing instructional design meetings. All consultations are conducted as a collaborative dialogue and are driven by the individual instructor's needs and goals.

Individuals often seek consultations on topics such as:

  • Course (re)design strategies and principles
  • Interpreting (and perhaps, responding to) student evaluations
  • The effectiveness of their course materials (such as assignments, grading rubrics, and syllabi)
  • Alternative course delivery methods
  • New ways to engage today's learners
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects
  • The teaching portion of the tenure and review dossier
  • The assessment portion of a grant
  • Integrating learning technologies efficiently and effectively
  • Inclusive teaching strategies (for diverse student populations)
  • Working effectively with international students

Graduate instructors interested in talking with someone about their teaching might be interested in Instructional Office Hours, weekly office hours set aside specifically for them. Please visit the events page to confirm this semester's hours.

Individuals who would like to request a teaching consultation may do so here.

Department Consultations

Similarly, representatives from departments, programs, and other educational units also may consult on behalf of the unit. Typically, departmental consultations address topics of broader significance to the entire unit.

Departments often seek consultations on topics such as:

  • Curriculum mapping and alignment
  • Program-level assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Integrating technology purposefully
  • Designing learner-centered courses
  • Learning spaces and classroom design
  • Moving traditional programs to an online or blended format
  • Teaching with technology
  • Documenting teaching effectiveness in meaningful ways
  • Teaching diverse student populations (including international, multilingual, and traditionally under-served students)


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