Unit Specific Services

In addition to supporting individual faculty members, the Center for Teaching and Learning works directly with all units of the university including departments, programs, schools, and colleges. The Center will:

  • Provide opportunities  for all faculty members to develop and refine foundational teaching skills through workshops, seminars, and individual consultations;
  • Consult with faculty members regarding teaching practices as part of their continuing professional development;
  • Begin campus conversations on teaching and learning that are informed by national and international higher education developments and current research;
  • Identify, share, and curate research-based practices in university teaching

The Center welcomes the opportunity to consult or collaborate with deans, program directors, department chairs, curriculum committees, course directors, and anyone else involved with teaching and learning design, implementation, assessment, evaluation, and research. Examples of such unit-specific services include:

Teaching

  • Designing and implementing ways to evaluate teaching effectiveness
  • Facilitating peer observation within a department or program
  • Understanding and using student course evaluation data
  • Exploring and implementing research on particular pedagogies relevant to a department or program
  • Designing and conducting workshops as needed
  • Assisting part-time and adjunct instructors with teaching and course design

Learning

  • Designing for and assessing student learning in individual courses, curricular sequences, or larger programs
  • Facilitating research on student learning in a course, department, or program
  • Rethinking classroom configuration
  • Designing and conducting workshops as needed

Curriculum

  • Serving on a department, program, or school's committee
  • Developing or revising courses
  • (Re)designing a major/minor
  • Creating and linking a department's or school's teaching objectives to course design, assignments, and teaching practices for individual instructors
    Analyzing grades over time to detect trends
  • Designing and conducting workshops as needed

Please use the Contact Form to notify the Center of any unit-specific needs or contact me using the information in the sidebar. Let me know if you'd like to begin a conversation!