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Consultation Services

Individual Faculty Consultations
The Center offers individual consultations for faculty in a wide range of instructional and design areas. All individual consultations are confidential. Faculty can meet with professional educational consultants and get feedback or support in the following topics. Schedule a consultation
Course Design
Handling Difficult Situations
General Consulting
Classroom Management
Syllabus Creation
Universal Design
Assessment and Evaluation
Student Feedback
Large Classes
Inclusive Teaching
Technology and Teaching
Active Learning
Service Learning
High-Impact Practices
NSF Proposals

The Center offers assistance with the teaching/learning/broader impacts portions of your project in the proposal and funded phases.

Curriculum Consultations
At Texas A&M University, one of the departmental consulting services that the Center for Teaching Excellence provides is to help facilitate the process of curriculum redesign. Prior to embarking on this project, however, it is essential to ensure that sufficient leadership support and faculty buy in exists as this process may take several years to accomplish and requires a high level of commitment. The curricular redesign team should include departmental leadership and faculty from its various divisions and programs. To schedule a curriculum consultation, please contact us at cte@tamu.edu. Schedule a consultation
Group and Departmental Consultations
Focused on a topic of interest to more than one faculty member, group consulting can address topics like curricular redesign with a department or a group of instructors all teaching sections of the same course who want to increase course continuity between sections. Any size group is welcome. Schedule a consultation.
Graduate Assistant Teaching Consultations
CTE offers one-on-one consulting with all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers on teaching-related topics such as instructional methodology, syllabus design, effective feedback, and assessment. In addition, graduate students serving as Teaching Assistants (TAs) can schedule an observation of their classroom teaching and receive written feedback for their records. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can meet with a CTE consultant to discuss and/or review their teaching philosophy statement.
Technology-Pedagogy Integration Consultations
The CTE offers support for faculty interested in integrating technology into their teaching. Consultations focus on the pedagogical, instructional, and design aspects of integrating technological theory, principles, approaches, and tools into teaching and learning. 

Peer Mentoring and Peer Review of Teaching
Texas A&M University Faculty Performance Evaluations Task Force recommended a framework of Faculty Teaching Performance Evaluation that can be customized for use by individual departments and colleges (June 2010). It emphasized flexibility for units, multiple dimensions, and multiple sources of data, separate formative and summative processes, and integral faculty involvement.
Based on these recommendations, the CTE has a repository of information and tools related to Peer Review of Teaching (PRT) for departments that are interested in implementing a PRT process including:
  • Tools for customizing peer review processes and associated instruments and rubrics.
  • Classroom observation forms and rubrics; forms for pre and post meetings; rubrics for evaluating syllabus, self-assessment tools, etc.
  • Resources and workshops conducting classroom observations and providing constructive feedback.
  • Summary of the literature and list of references.