Course Review & Consultations

Faculty can schedule a one-on-one consultation with a CETL staff member for a brief or expanded course review. Let us help you develop your own best pedagogical practices based on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Faculty may request a certification letter of Excellence in Course Design after a positive expanded course review.

Standard Course Review: In a standard course review, a CETL team member will perform an evaluation of key course components listed under the tier-one criteria below. After the review, the consultant and the faculty member will discuss possible action plans to put into practice (including an expanded course review) later in the semester. 

Expanded Course Review: In an expanded course review, an expert from the CETL will perform an exhaustive evaluation of a faculty member’s course, providing detailed analysis and feedback using both the tier one and tier two criteria (listed below). The expanded course review will include a classroom observation (either in-person or virtually) as well as follow-up discussions regarding the feedback and analysis. 

TIER ONE CRITERIA: course navigation/usability, technical requirements, learning activities, syllabus design, instructional elements, assessments, and inclusivity/accessibility.

TIER TWO CRITERIA: (includes tier one criteria) course outcome alignment, assessments (details and results) and feedback (including rubrics), interactive/collaborative assignments, grading policies, and demonstration of faculty’s continuous improvement.