What is a consultation?
Consultations are confidential and can include any area of interest within teaching and learning. Consider bringing your syllabus, recent teaching evaluations, or a recent interaction from class to discuss.
What topics might we explore?
A course design consult is an opportunity to review and improve an existing course or design a new course. You might want a second reader to examine alignment between course goals and assignments, workload, or other aspects of your course design or syllabus. You might be looking for advice in various areas including Syllabus Statements, trigger warnings, discussion guidelines, or accessibility concerns.
If you have questions about the mid-semester evaluation process, or want to talk about and understand the results and discuss ways to make mid-semester adjustments in order to enhance students learning and teaching success. We offer these templates for you to download and adjust for your own use. You might find it helpful to discuss what you learn with someone else.
Some common areas for discussion include: ways to engage students in discussion or increase student participation, diversity and inclusion, ways to modify assignments that are not working as well as you would like, the use of technology, ways to manage disruptive behavior, or any new initiative.
A consult can consist of developing or revising your department level goals, the process of curriculum mapping, provide course level assistance or help putting a plan together for your department.