Teaching Documentation Program

Contact Information
(for example, "1100 Seaton Hall, CC 0619")
(for example, "402-472-2875")
Teaching consultations consist of three steps:
1. Ten-minute pre-observation phone interview (optional)
2. Classroom observation and student feedback collection
3. Post-observation consultation at the Office of Graduate Studies
1. Interview Option*

* We strongly recommend all participants to sign up for an interview. If you are (1) wanting to use TDP towards earning CIRTL Associate status or (2) you are teaching an online-only course, the interview option is required.

We conduct a short (~10 minutes) phone interview to help focus our observation on the issues important to you. We'll call you at the number you provided above.

Provide at least TWO two-hour timeframes (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.) that are most convenient for you.

(for example, "Monday between 9 and 11 a.m. or Tuesday between 1 and 4 p.m.")
2. Classroom Observation
Tell us about the class you're teaching.
(for example, "Introduction to Basics, INTR 101")
(for example, "Oldfather 301" -- if course is online only, enter "Online Only")

Classroom observations will be conducted
  • for Fall 2017, between September 18 and October 11
  • for Spring 2018, between February 5 and March 2

Select class dates that do NOT involve quizzes, review sessions, or student presentations, so we can observe your teaching. The consultant will use the first ten minutes of class to collect student feedback; keep that in mind as you plan your classroom activities for that day.

If you are teaching an Online-Only course, be sure to complete Section 1—Interview Option above.

Observation times are first-come, first-served, so provide the option of two dates. Include class beginning and ending times.

1st Choice *
(for example, "11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.")

2nd Choice *
(for example, "11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.")

Many TAs find it very helpful to gain a student's-eye perspective by viewing a video recording of their teaching.
The video will be available for download later that day, and is only accessible by you.

Are you interested in a video recording of your teaching? (You can change your mind later.)

Video Request *
3. Post-observation Consultation

About a week after the classroom visit, we'll email you to schedule an office visit. You'll meet with your teaching consultant for about an hour in Seaton Hall (directly south of the University Health Center on City Campus). Bring pen and paper to take notes.