The CTSE offers services to faculty, administrators, departments, units and schools in support of the University mission.

Please contact us for more information on all services or to inquire about a training/consultation session.  

Classroom Observations

CTSE staff members are available to conduct classroom observations for any faculty member or part-time lecturer.

During the classroom observation session, our staff member will take notes on instructional techniques, pacing, levels of student engagement, and any other components that may influence student learning.

After the observation is complete, we'll debrief you on what we observed, including your strengths and potential areas for improvement. We also offer educational development for departments interested in learning peer observation techniques. 


CTSE staff members are available for confidential consultations in the areas of teaching and learning, teaching with technology, and scholarship and productivity. If you would like to set up a one-on-one appointment, please email us.

Midterm Feedback

Ever wish you could ask your students, in-semester, how things are going? Now you can with a mid-term feedback session coordinated by CTSE.

Upon your request, we'll schedule a time to visit your classroom to ask your students to give feedback on your teaching methods and their ability to learn in your class. Here are some of the questions we'll ask your students during the visit:

  1. What are the strengths of the course and the instructor that assist you in learning?
  2. What things are making it more difficult for you to learn and what suggestions do you have for improvement?
  3. What might you do personally to improve your learning in the course?

The student responses will be gathered into a confidential report. Once it's ready, we'll discuss the results with you and discuss ideas for improvement based on what they had to say. Research has shown that faculty members who conduct mid-course feedback and have a consultation raise their end-of-semester evaluations and improve learning.

Curriculum Design/Redesign

The CTSE staff is available to assist your department in designing or redesigning your curriculum. If you would like to discuss the possibility of designing or redesigning your department's curriculum, please email us.