Teaching Consultations

Providing teaching observations and consultations has been a staple of the administrative leadership of CELT since its inception. CELT faculty and staff asked to observe and provide consultations follow these principles:

  1. The primary goal is enhancement of teaching and learning. Specific instructor goals can range from improving end-of-teaching student ratings to documenting teaching innovations. CELT focuses on the enhancement of the teaching and learning process.
  2. Formative consultations. The process is consultative, not evaluative.
  3. Instructor-driven. Even if encouraged by their department chair or dean, the instructor must be committed to the formative teaching observation process for maximum impact.
  4. Individualized. The consultation and observation process is individualized to each instructor. Some instructors may desire just one observation and follow up consultations. Others develop a more frequent process for observation, consultation, and documentation.
  5. Confidentiality. Discussions and documentation of the observation process remains the property of the instructor.

If you wish to have a teaching observation and consultation, please contact celt@iastate.edu.