Teaching Consultations


Interested in working on your teaching this year? Want to talk about course development?

A teaching consultation is a focused session, or sessions, between a faculty member and a CFDE staff member and/or with a Teaching Mentor (another faculty member). A consultation can be one meeting but is often a series of two to three meetings undertaken over the course of a semester or a year.

The consultation helps a faculty member strengthen one or more aspects of their teaching and/or helps a faculty member think through and develop or revise a course. We are committed to a flexible but structured consultation model. Thus, we focus on what each individual faculty member wants to work on.

Participation in this program is entirely voluntary and confidential. Please see the Teaching Consultation FAQs for more details.

Teaching Consultation Topics

We offer many different options and tailor our program to best serve your concerns. Here is a list of some possibilities that you might work on: 

  • developing and teaching online courses
  • developing and teaching community engaged courses
  • course design
  • inclusive pedagogy (anti-racist pedagogy, decolonizing your syllabus, trauma informed pedagogy)
  • syllabus construction
  • creating assignments, paper topics, and exams
  • lecturing skills and techniques
  • course management
  • discussion skills and techniques
  • interpreting mid-course and final evaluations
  • grading and giving feedback to student work
  • grading equity over a large course
  • management of large classes
  • videotaping and class observations
  • addressing low evaluations
  • using interactive teaching strategies
  • using technology effectively in class

Contact Us

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Google form by clicking HERE, and someone will be in touch with you about your interests. 

**All Teaching Consultations will take place on Zoom until further notice** 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Vialla Hartfield-Mendez
Directory of Engaged Learning, CFDE

Donna Troka
Senior Associate Director, CFDE

Liesl Wuest
Associate Director of Learning & Technology, CFDE