CETAL invites you to connect one-on-one with CETAL staff to share ideas and get feedback. We provide confidential consultation services to support the teaching and learning needs of faculty. Consultations offer faculty the opportunity to critically reflect on their teaching practices, review different components of their class in a supportive and collaborative nature, and engage in reflective and academic discourse on various topics related to teaching.
CETAL staff are available to meet with faculty on a range of different teaching topics. Topics include:
Grading and feedback approaches
Incorporating more learning check-ins or formative assessments
Instructional tools that foster engagement
Non-evaluative Classroom Observation
CETAL staff are available to conduct non-evaluative class observations. The observations are followed by confidential, reflective conversations between the instructor and the CETAL observer. The focus of the observation is up to the instructor, but it must be specified prior to the observation. Some possible questions a CETAL observation can answer are:
What is the ratio of positive to negative feedback I gave to my students?
Did the instructional choices I made during my class provide all students equal opportunities to be heard in class?
Did I reach a specific type of learning preference (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc.) more than others?
What patterns or trends were observed in my classroom interactions in terms of gender, ethnicity, race, language background, etc.?
Did I respond to all students or groups of students equally?
Are there different strategies I can use to maximize my effectiveness during class time?