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Assignment Consultations provide an opportunity for faculty to review and enhance their course assignments by identifying ways to incorporate diverse teaching/learning strategies that promote student engagement and increased learning outcomes. In collaboration with a Teaching/Learning Specialist, your course assignment(s) will be carefully reviewed in relation to the student learning outcomes in your course syllabus.
Whether you are creating research projects, writing assignments, or multiple choice tests, our team can help you find the assessment strategy that fits your learning outcomes. We help you clarify and outline your performance criteria, communicate expectations to students, and provide suggestions and strategies for assessing student learning and achievement.
Instructional Strategy Consultations
Whether you lecture to 300 students or you collaborate in a class of 30, examining your instructional strategies can help increase learning and improve your teaching experience. Teaching and learning consultants work with faculty to review learning outcomes, class size, and time requirements to select the best instructional activities to improve student success.
In the Classroom
Quick Course Diagnosis (QCD)
Consider a Quick Course Diagnosis (QCD) to get your students’ perspective!
A Quick Course Diagnosis is a 15-20-minute interactive experience, involving student feedback about their perceptions related to the course and course learning outcomes. These allow you to see your course through the eyes of your students. We recommend considering a QCD early in your course to allow time to make adjustments and improve student learning.
Schedule a classroom observation for a bird’s-eye view of your classroom!
Whether you are applying for a teaching award or just looking to get a different perspective on your classroom climate, engaging in a neutral classroom observation has a big payoff. A Teaching/Learning Specialist will visit a faculty member’s class(es) to document current teaching practices and communication patterns in the classroom. NOTE: If you need information on peer observations in support of promotion and tenure, please review Guidelines for Faculty Peer Observation of Teaching (PDF), from the Provost’s Office.