Consultation Services

We’re eager to assist you in developing your materials for your job search or to help you document your teaching. Get started by scheduling an appointment with a consultant.

If you would like an in-person consultation, make an appointment for one of our Friday morning sessions.

Schedule In-Person Session

Request a classroom visit or individual session with a teaching consultation. Receive feedback on grant application materials, such as a personal statement, graduate research plan, or broader impact statement with a writing consultation. Submit job search documents such as your résumé, CV, teaching or research statement, or cover letter to have them reviewed by one of our consultants. All submitted documents should be in final draft form before the use of this service.

Request Information
Use this area to describe your request. If you have a specific job in mind, provide URLs for the job description (preferred) or upload it below. Include a timeline for your job search.
Upload File #1 *
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Upload File #2
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Upload File #3
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

*Allow up to 4 weeks to receive feedback with this method.

Request Information
Use this area to describe your request. Provide the name of the grant or fellowship you’re applying for and the URL. Include a timeline for your application. Upload files for review in the boxes below.
Upload File #1 *
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Upload File #2
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Upload File #3
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

*Please allow 10 business days for review.

Contact Information

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
Pre-observation Phone Interview

* 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.

Pre-observation Phone Interview
Phone Interview Times
Classroom Observation
Example: Introduction to Basics, INTR 101
Example: Oldfather 301, or Online Only

Classroom observations will be conducted

  • Fall 2018: between September 17 and October 12
  • Spring 2019: between February 4 and March 3

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.

First Choice
First Choice-1 *
Start Time *
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End Time *
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Second Choice
First Choice-1 *
Start Time *
:
End Time *
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Many TAs find it very helpful to gain a students 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
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. Bring pen and paper to take notes.