Supporting Educators Across Campus

Meet With A CTL Consultant

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides confidential consultations that are designed to meet you where you are. We collaborate with you to enhance your skill set as an educator, including, but not limited to, sharing resources, consulting on evidence-based strategies, and supporting you to assess student learning effectively.

We offer individual, small group, and departmental consultations to faculty, staff, and graduate students on any topic related to teaching and learning. Learn more about our consultation services below.

Teaching Consultation

Explore Evidence-based Strategies, One-on-one or in a Small Group

  • (Re)Design your course and syllabi.
  • Develop a rubric for one or more assessments.
  • Incorporate active learning in your teaching practice.
  • Promote equitable learning experiences.
  • ...and anything else you’d like to speak to a CTL Consultant about related to your course, curriculum, or program pedagogy!

Mid-Semester Inquiry (MSI)

Collect Anonymous Student Feedback

  • Learn more about students’ learning experiences in your course while your course is in progress.
  • A CTL Consultant will facilitate an anonymous and confidential focus group with your students.
  • After the focus group, meet one-on-one with a CTL Consultant to debrief students’ feedback and receive a memo summarizing emerging themes and strategies for improving student learning.

Classroom Observation

Collect Observational Data on Teaching and Learning

  • Learn more about the teaching and learning dynamic in your class while your course is in progress, focusing on areas of your interest or concern.
  • A CTL Consultant will attend a live class session to observe and take note of instructor and student actions (e.g., What does student participation look like during class? What does teaching look like during class?).
  • After the observation, meet one-on-one with a CTL Consultant to debrief the experience and receive a memo summarizing emerging themes and strategies for improving student learning.

Customized Faculty Program

Explore Topics of Shared Interest

  • Choose one or more workshops from CTL's list of Customized Faculty Group Programs.
  • Combine workshops to offer a multi-day Course Design Institute, an in-depth professional development opportunity for faculty to refine and adjust their course design, assessments, and teaching practices.
  • Interested in a specific topic? Email CTL (teaching@berkeley.edu) to request customized, interactive eworkshops led by CTL Consultants for your department or unit.

Invited Guest

Have a CTL Consultant Speak at a Departmental Meeting

  • Request an overview of CTL services, or a facilitated discussion on topics related to teaching and learning.
  • Identify opportunities for customized CTL services in support of departmental needs, interests, and goals.
  • Explore opportunities to align learning and pedagogy across curriculum and assess students’ learning experience to inform curricular change.

Request a Consultation Today!

Email teaching@berkeley.edu