Teaching Observations for Graduate Students
Are you looking for confidential feedback on your teaching? Request a teaching observation!
The CTL offers Teaching Observations with trained peer consultants who can help you think through your course goals, your teaching observation experience, and your future teaching. CTL Teaching Observations are confidential and evidence-based, developed to support you in your teaching practices.
What to Expect
Teaching Observations provide you with individualized feedback on your teaching, following evidence-based principles for effective teaching, learning, and inclusive engagement. Our consultants routinely assist instructors in the Columbia community to reflect on their teaching and identify their strengths.
Instructors who request a Teaching Observation are asked to consider their learning goals for the course and session and what they hope to learn from the Teaching Observation experience. The goals the instructor provides help inform and focus the consultant’s observation and feedback. There is also an option to have your observed session videotaped to facilitate a self-observation process.
Teaching Observations are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Fall 2017 Teaching Observations will begin Monday, September 25 and close Monday, November 13, 2017. To arrange for a teaching observation, please submit the online request form at least two weeks prior to the date when you would like to be observed.