Programs and Services
The University Teaching & Learning Center offers a variety of services for faculty. Our programs range from e-teaching workshops to instructional consultations.
In an intensive “bootcamp” style program, faculty participants are guided through a course (re)design process in a supported, facilitated environment to imagine, or re-imagine a course. Participants walk away with new ideas for active learning, a nearly completed welcoming syllabus, and a cohort of faculty collaborators. Applications are required for this popular program held in late May.
The Faculty Learning Community for Junior Faculty (FLC, Jr.) is a great opportunity to meet new junior faculty in a friendly, peer-supportive environment while working on a variety of teaching skills to help strengthen your effectiveness as an instructor.
Feedback and Classroom Visits
We offer several avenues for helping GW instructors get feedback on their teaching: small group analyses and classroom visits. In doing so, we protect the confidentiality of all conversations and consider our feedback as formative and not evaluative in nature.
A PRET is a mechanism that, roughly equivalent in effort to producing a research article, allows faculty to demonstrate a peer-reviewed contribution to teaching with real impact in the classroom. The PRET program encourages both curiosity-driven pedagogical experimentation, as well as the adoption of well-established pedagogical techniques that are new to the individual.
The UTLC provides consultations on teaching methods, course design and development, instructional tools, and more. To request a consultation, please click on "Teaching & Course Design Consultations" (above) and complete the consultation request form.
The Portfolio Program is designed to help faculty in the use electronic portfolios to assess student development over time and/or to document their own progress as instructors. We aim to give faculty the tools and perspectives to help them determine whether an Portfolio could be a valuable tool in their teaching.
UTLC sponsors a variety of teaching related workshops and events throughout the year. These are described in detail on our News & Events page. They include an annual Teaching Day in October, a Guest Workshop Series, and UTLC Faculty-led Workshops. Anticipated for Spring 2015 is a Course Design Institute currently in the planning stages.