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Teaching Consultations

One-on-One Feedback on the Craft of Teaching


Faculty are typically alone with their work as teachers, working with students without other teaching professionals around them. It’s hard to see your own work while you’re busy performing it. The Office for Faculty Advancement provides different options for teaching consultations. OFA professionals can provide peer observation and formative feedback — a second set of eyes, and empathic listening. We are not experts in your discipline, but we know teaching and learning, and are very likely to be able to provide practical advice.

• One-on-One Appointments with Faculty Developers: Schedule a 1-1 appointment with a faculty developer to receive advice on course pace, assignment or activity design, plans for absent students, engaging students in reading and discussion, etc. These sessions are confidential and held on Zoom.

• Teaching Consultations: Through a teaching consultation that is conducted entirely outside of any evaluation process, faculty can gain from the perspective of the Executive Director or Associate Director, both of whom are experienced in teaching, pedagogy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. These consultations can include various observation formats or small group analysis. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

 

Updated 1.20.22AK