Services

The Center offers a variety of resources and services to support teaching for Mercer faculty. Individual faculty, departments, programs, and colleges and schools can request services specific to their needs using the Contact Form. Currently, the following services are provided.

Faculty Development Programs and Events

Each semester, the Center provides faculty development events in various formats, such as lunch and learns, workshops, and longer programs. Any faculty interested in suggesting a session topic may do so using the Contact Form

Course/Program/Department Consultation

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers confidential, independent consultation services to faculty members, departments, or programs for any needs related to teaching, course design, syllabus review, program alignment, class observation, or anything unique to a teaching and learning situation. Please use the contact form provided on this site or call 478-301-4185 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Codone will meet you at your location for consultations and can arrange any programming resulting from them.

Every situation is unique because each course has its own goals, and each educator has his or her own teaching philosophy and style.  For programs with faculty spanning more than one university location, hybrid resources can be offered to alleviate travel needs. Course consultations may address a wide range of course design issues and can be adapted to the needs of individuals or groups.

Consultations may cover but are not limited to the following:

  • Teaching strategies
  • Learning goals for a course
  • A course’s function within a disciplinary or program curriculum
  • Overall course design
  • Online course design and delivery and face-to-face classroom delivery
  • Syllabi construction, both substantive and formal
  • Assignment design and construction
  • Written assignments, tests, and other methods of assessing student learning and performance
  • Grading methods and policies
  • Freely available instructional technologies suitable for classroom delivery
  • Lesson planning
  • Student engagement techniques
  • Classroom configuration
  • Alignment with department/program/school outcomes for assessment purposes

The Center can help faculty members with course planning, teaching, assessment, and many other activities related to teaching and learning.  The independent, confidential help the Center provides can maximize student learning and increase the prestige and value of a Mercer education.