Teaching Consultations

Group or Individual Feedback on the Craft of Teaching

Faculty are typically alone as teachers, working with students without other teaching professionals around them. t’s hard to see and think about your own work while you’re busy performing it. The Office for Faculty Excellence provides different options for teaching conversations. OFE professionals can chat with faculty, provide peer observation and formative feedback — a second set of eyes and empathic listening without judgment. We may not be experts in your discipline, but, as experienced college instructors, we know teaching and learning, and are very likely to be able to provide practical, real-time advice.

OFE Faculty Developers

 Catherine Keohane                  Courtney Crimmins                 Vera Senina

  • Group consultations. Faculty in a department or teaching a common course or sequence of courses often benefit from coming together to discuss and address challenges in teaching in the department. An OFE consultant will ask questions, investigate faculty issues, offer strategies, or facilitate faculty discussion. Whether it’s simply one meeting or a series of meetings is up to the faculty. Schedule a group appointment online or reach out directly at faculty@montclair.edu.
  • One-on-One Appointments with Faculty Developers: Meet 1-1 with a teaching consultant to talk about teaching in a friendly, supportive, and non-judgmental setting. Meet with us to celebrate your successes and work through your challenges; to get answers to your questions about teaching and to receive advice on a variety of topics including course pace, assignment or activity design, addressing student absenteeism, engaging students in reading and discussion, etc. These sessions are typically available on Zoom (but when possible and preferred, also in person.)
  • Teaching Consultations: OFE offers teaching consultations that are conducted entirely outside of any evaluation process so that faculty can gain an external perspective. These consultations can include various observation formats or small group analysis. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.


Updated 02.09.23