Teaching Feedback and Consultation Services
Collecting, analyzing, and responding to feedback are effective ways to gain new perspectives on your teaching and identify realistic adjustments you can make to enhance the quality of the experience.
Together with our trained consultants you can gather and process data to enhance your students’ learning or check in about general teaching questions. When you request teaching feedback and consultation services you can expect to hear back in 2–3 business days.
Mid-quarter Small Group Feedback Session (SGFS)
An SGFS at mid-quarter can be one of the most useful ways to gather input from students while you still have time to implement changes. In an SGFS, a trained CTL consultant visits your class during the last 20 minutes and, in your absence, places your students into small groups. Each group brainstorms what is contributing to their learning in the class, what needs improvement, and what students themselves can do to improve the course. Students then have the chance to vote on which suggestions they agree with, and the consultant meets with you later to discuss your students’ feedback and share a report.
We encourage TAs teaching multiple sections to request an SGFS for each section. SGFSs should be conducted during weeks 4–6 of the quarter.
Video Recording and Consultation
After visiting your class to record it, a trained consultant will review the footage and share reflection questions with you. You'll then meet to review portions of the footage and come up with actions to take moving forward. Requests for video consultations must be for actual courses, not practice job talks or other presentations that take place outside the context of a Stanford course.
Video recordings can be requested any time during the quarter.
SGFS Video Recording and Consultation
With this combined service, you and your consultant can review video footage and student feedback for a complete view of your teaching.
Midterm Online Feedback Survey
Anonymous online surveys provide the opportunity to gather feedback, make modifications, assess prior student knowledge, and perform active learning exercises. We can help you create and customize surveys and interpret results.
A trained consultant engages a small group of TAs in a two-hour practice teaching session. Each TA is videorecorded facilitating 4–5 minutes of teaching. The group then gives feedback in a positive, encouraging environment.
Contact Amanda Modell, associate director, Graduate Teaching Programs, for more information at any time.
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