Consulting Services Approach
In providing teaching and learning consultations, Learning Academy staff aim to be trusted partners who can facilitate reflection, provide perspective, offer strategies for consideration, and recommend resources toward continuous improvement. To best support faculty in their development, we operate on the following principles, which are supported by the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education’s Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers.
Consultations Have a Formative Focus
In order to provide a safe place for faculty to engage in the kind of authentic reflection required to facilitate true growth, the Learning Academy does not engage in evaluation of faculty performance. Consultation services are designed to support development without risk of censure; summative evaluation is the responsibility of supervisors.
Improvement Efforts Resulting From Consultations Are Best Discussed Between Faculty and Their Supervisor
Faculty may use Learning Academy Consultation Services as a way to generate insights and improvement strategies that they then might choose to include in performance evaluations, promotion review, or Corrective Action Plans. Discussion of insights or improvement strategies generated through consultation are best shared with supervisors (or others) by the faculty member.
Teaching Consultation Request
Please fill out this form to request an individual teaching and learning dialogue, classroom observation, student focus group, RISE consultation, or VR consultation.