Conversations and Consultations

The Center for Learning and Teaching is available for one-on-one conversations or consultations with individual faculty members at all stages of professional development and experience. They are voluntary and confidential, and they can address a range of goals, topics, or concerns related to student learning and teaching effectiveness. These discussions could focus on, for example:

  • Course and syllabus design
  • Classroom learning environments
  • Course-related materials and activities
  • Student motivation, exams and other methods of assessing learning
  • Use of student mid-semester formative evaluations
  • Interpretation of students’ course evaluation
  • Digital technology

These conversations and consultations are meant to provide a supportive and collaborative relationship that a colleague can draw upon as they develop or extend their teaching skills and approaches. For that reason, our relationship complements other formative evaluation procedures and faculty development programs, and are completely independent of any summative evaluation of teaching effectiveness. All conversations, consultations, or observations (see below) are confidential unless the colleague wishes to involve other colleagues.