You set the focus.
Teaching consultations at the Center for Teaching Excellence are aimed at enhancing how you teach. During the consultation, you’ll be guided to narrow in on what aspect of your teaching is most important to you right now in a particular course. Because you’ll be consulting with a fellow faculty member who is outside your department, the focus stays on how you’re teaching, not what.
Peer consultants offer you their observational skills and use their teaching knowledge to gather the information you request at one of your class sessions. Your Peer Consultant will then work through the information with you as you view your teaching from another perspective and begin to make further teaching decisions.
Your participation in the program remains entirely confidential. You decide how much information you want to share with your colleagues about your teaching consultation. All feedback to faculty is provided verbally. Documentation of participation in the program is available from the Center for Teaching Excellence upon request.
Three streamlined steps.
After a preliminary phone or in-person conversation with Lisa, you’ll be matched with a Peer Consultant who is a St. Scholastica faculty member from outside your department.
Step 1: Meet with your Peer Consultant to discuss the context and set the focus
Step 2: Your Peer Consultant observes your class or reviews documents you provide
Step 3: You meet again with your Peer Consultant to discuss the information gathered and consider next steps.
After the consultation is complete, you’re welcome to engage in another teaching consultation on another topic or a follow-up topic.
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