CETL offers one-on-one consultations for faculty and staff who are seeking a change or interested in learning more about a teaching/learning topic.
In Class Observation
A great way to get some formative feedback on your teaching and student engagement is to invite a CETL representative to sit in your class. You select the instructional goal and Angie or Cindy will observe and offer feedback on what they see.
If interested please email CETL the following information:
- Instructional goal
- Class name and number
- Location, date, and time
Have you ever had a question, concern, or an interest in a topic related to teaching, learning, assessment, or technology? Why not set up a time to talk with a CETL representative to find out more information or to get some answers.
All you have to do is to send CETL an email indicating your interest! Be sure to add a brief description about your question.
Request a Midterm Student Evaluation
October 7-20, 2020
Request for a CETL representative to visit your class to confidentially assess the course using students' feedback for the first or last 20 minutes of your class. You get to choose! You leave and we interview your students. Students form small groups and respond collaboratively to the following questions:
What aspects of this class are helping you learn?
What aspects of this class are not helping you learn?
The last section will ask students to rate how often they feel comfortable participating in class on a scale of never - always and what would make them feel more comfortable.
CETL collects the responses and then facilitates a class discussion in which the students identify the most important issues they want the professor to address. CETL summarizes the data, schedules a time to meet with the professor, and offers options if change is desired. This is formative data; all the information is passed on to the professor and no information is reported to anyone else (we don't even keep a copy).
Students love the idea that professors are willing to listen to their input and are open to change. They also like it when professors explain why certain procedures are used and why methods will not change.
For the most choice in days request your midterm student evaluation as soon as possible. (We can take requests right up to the end, if we are available).
Contact CETL if you have any questions.
Online Course Development
CETL/LTS e-Learning Consultants combine technical and pedagogical expertise to assist instructors to design courses that will be successful and personalized to the instructor's teaching style. We are well-versed in Canvas/D2L, Kaltura, and other relevant, up-to-date technologies as well as trends and research-based strategies to teach online effectively. We can work with anyone teaching online, hybrid, flipped, or technology-enhanced courses at UWEC.
Video Record a Class
Have you ever been interested in watching yourself teach and how your students engage with each other in your class? Let us know and we can arrange to have a video camera available to record one of your classes. All you have to do is email CETL indicating your interest!
Letter of Accomplishment
We continuously learn more about brain development and effective teaching practices. This requires us to make intentional changes to our teaching so that we stay current with research-based methods, while also meeting our students' needs. One way to acknowledge the time and effort you put into improving your teaching is to offer a letter of accomplishment. This letter can be highlighted in your tenure, promotion, or evaluation portfolio
Here is how it works:
A CETL staff member will meet with you to discuss your idea for changing your teaching. In that initial consultation you will make a plan for how to get this done.
Use this Instructional Change Project form to document your planning, implementation, and assessment/reflection process. When completed, submit this form to your CETL consultant to receive your Letter of Accomplishment. We will copy your Department Chair and Dean to make them aware of your commitment to teaching and learning.
Ideas to improve your teaching can come from just about anywhere, here are a few ideas to consider:
request a midterm student evaluation
join a CETL program
observe a colleague teaching
speak with a colleague or CETL staff member
read a scholarly article
attend/present at a professional conference
Contact CETL@uwec.edu, Angie Stombaugh, or Cindy Albert to get started.
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