The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology provides a growing list of options for faculty who wish to enrich their teaching through instructional consultations. Get a new perspective on your teaching by taking advantage of one or more of the following services:
Work with a member of the CTLT staff to assess your course content in terms of its accessibility for those with special needs. Accessibility Consultations identify ways you can improve the accessibility of your course materials, especially those communicated through web-based or other electronic channels.
Midterm Chats, also referred to as "Small Group Instructional Diagnoses," allow you to see your course through the eyes of your students—at midterm, while there’s still time to make adjustments and improve student learning.
Watch yourself teach. With Video (Ad)Vantage, we’ll videotape your class and guide you through an informed viewing of the result.
See your classroom through the eyes of a professional observer or invite a colleague to observe your teaching. Find out more about Classroom Observations.
Through our Online/Blended Course Review, you’ll be able to see your blended or online course through the eyes of a professional consultant.
Our Instructional Strategy Consultations let you sit down with a member of the CTLT staff to begin a systematic approach to dealing with a teaching/learning issue in your classroom.
In each case, instructional consultation is a four-part process that includes the following:
All instructional consultation services are:
Teaching consultation services are always formative in nature. Our goal is to provide helpful feedback that instructors can use to enrich and enhance their teaching.
CTLT facilitators are not in the business of evaluating teaching.
No information gathered during the consultation process will be shared with anyone else at the university or beyond without the instructor’s express consent.
The CTLT facilitator will provide written feedback as part of the process, and instructors are welcome to use that documentation in any way they deem appropriate (e.g. as an addition to their teaching portfolios, as part of their annual ASPT reports, etc.)
In addition, we would be happy to send a copy of the feedback to a dean, chair, mentor, or DFSC, but only at the written request of the instructor.
To learn more about a specific consultation service or to arrange an initial meeting, click on the appropriate link above. For general questions, please call (309) 438-2542 or send an email to CTLT@ilstu.edu.