The Instructional Core provides personalized consultations that are designed to meet individual, departmental, and faculty needs. We can collaborate with you on teaching strategies and course design principles, help innovate new ways to make your classroom more engaging, and provide guidance on technology-enhanced learning. We also provide classroom services for those interested in teaching observations or feedback sessions.
Faculty Development Consultations
Teaching & Course Design
Collaborate with us to explore a variety of evidence-based teaching strategies. Enhance engagement in the classroom through active learning. Get help on improving accessibility throughout course materials. Work with us on designing or redesigning a course.
Classroom Teaching Observations
Our Faculty Development team specializes in higher education pedagogy and effective teaching practices across different course contexts and disciplines. We provide feedback that is not intended as an evaluation of teaching and exists independently of the tenure and promotion process.
Mid-Semester Feedback Sessions
Led by one of our trained facilitators, a mid-semester student feedback session gives students the opportunity to articulate what in a course is helping them learn and what can be done to improve their learning.
Peer Review Training
For those interested in facilitating a peer review, we can conduct peer observation training. We utilize a sample teaching video to train on how to produce effective observations and reports.
Teaching with Creative Media Consultations
Our Strategic Digital Learning Initiatives (SDLI) team offers guidance and support for faculty who are interested in the design and production of digital teaching materials and/or digital projects. These may involve planning for and the use of Adobe Creative Cloud or other creative media tools.
Instructional Technology Consultations
Our Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) team offers expertise and guidance to instructors who need assistance with Blackboard and other instructional technologies they use for teaching.