Consultations

CEE offers a variety of consultation types to provide you with feedback on your teaching, strategies to achieve your teaching goals, and instructional resources to inform your teaching practice. All consultations are free, confidential, and available to all instructors, including full- and part-time faculty, graduate students, and Postdoctoral Scholars. 

Types of Meetings and Consultations

General Consultations

General consultations provide an opportunity for you to discuss questions, issues, or topics related to learning and teaching with an experienced CEE Specialist. CEE Specialists partner with instructors, departments, and programs to help you achieve your teaching and learning goals. For example, we can help you design a new course (or consider redesign options), create a syllabus and student learning outcomes, develop assessments and rubrics, explore effective hybrid and online teaching practices, integrate inclusive teaching practices, or develop projects related to educational research and learning analytics. You can make a request for a consultation on this page. Once you have made your request, a CEE Specialist will follow up with you via email to schedule an in-person, phone, or web meeting (e.g., Skype, Zoom). All consultations are free and confidential.

Consultations for graduate students and Postdoctoral Scholars are conducted by the TAC Fellows and cover teaching and learning topics commonly encountered by Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Associate Instructors (AIs). All consultations are free and confidential.

Mid-Quarter Inquiries

Mid-Quarter Inquiries (MQIs) provide you with formative student feedback that you can use to modify a course you are currently teaching. Here is our process:  A CEE Specialist will gather anonymous feedback from your students during a class session. In a follow-up meeting, you and the CEE Specialist will review and discuss the student responses to identify teaching practices that support your students’ learning, as well as those that may limit their learning. Instructors commonly find that MQIs can help enhance teaching methods, promote greater student participation, and improve instructor-student rapport. Learn More

Classroom Observation

Classroom observations can help you see your classroom from a new perspective and give you ideas about how to enhance learning for your students. A CEE Specialist will observe your teaching and collect observational data about aspects of your teaching that will be most useful in helping you increase your teaching effectiveness. Common aspects include the use of classroom activities, the use of time and space, and methods for facilitating learning for all students.  In a follow-up consultation, you and the CEE Specialist will discuss new techniques and strategies you may want to use in the classroom going forward, framed within the unique context of your teaching. Learn more

Video Recording (Graduate students and Postdoctoral Scholars only)

A video consultation can help you analyze your teaching and reflect on your students’ learning experience. For example, analysis of a video recording can provide insights into how you communicate with students, how you use space on the board and in the classroom, and how you help students engage with material.  Our TAC Fellows’ collegial and helpful consultation style make the process easy and useful. Learn more 

Teaching Philosophy (Graduate students and Postdoctoral Scholars only)

Articulating your teaching philosophy is useful to guide your teaching practice, to communicate how you teach, and to prepare for the academic job market. Graduate students and Postdoctoral Scholars can work with a TAC Fellow to develop or refine their written Statement of Teaching Philosophy as a key part of career development. Learn more