Instructional Consulting Services at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering can help faculty at all levels develop skills to implement powerful pedagogies in their teaching. Regardless of class size or whether a course is face-to-face, hybrid, or online, Instructional Consulting Services will support faculty through strong instructional design and maximizing student engagement.
Assessment and evaluation
Course planning and development
Through individual consultation, faculty can discuss their individual teaching goals within a cooperative, developmental framework. We offer a variety of research-based teaching strategies tailored to the course’s specific needs.
Common consultation subjects include:
- Learning environment and student motivation
- Soliciting and interpreting student feedback
- Measuring student learning
- Designing course outcomes, assessment and learning strategies
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The learning assessment initiative at Luddy has several aims ranging from the micro-level of improving teaching and learning in individual courses to the macro-level of guiding curriculum planning and other program-level decisions while demonstrating accountability to various stakeholders.
Through individual consultation, faculty can develop mechanisms to obtain formal and informal feedback from students throughout the semester; understand how course evaluations work; and interpret data from one’s course evaluations. Instructional Consulting Services also offers in-class observation with follow-up consultation and can gather in-session feedback on instruction from students with the instructor absent from classroom, and we can help faculty write a philosophy of teaching statement and prepare a teaching portfolio.
Faculty may also focus on special topics, including:
- Emphasizing academic integrity through the teaching process
- Handling academic misconduct
- Make sense of student evaluations
- Staying connected with general and discipline-specific scholarship of teaching and learning research, and its practical application in a course
- Best practices on teaching with technology
- Integrating universal design of learning frameworks in your pedagogy
- Practicing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching practice