We offer a variety of programs and services for faculty members and contract instructors to help you develop as an educator. Our services encompass all phases of teaching – from course development and design to assessment all the way through preparation and delivery. If you would like a consultation to discuss any facet of teaching, please contact us to set up an appointment.

Teaching Development

A professor having a discussion with two studentsWhether you’re preparing to teach your first class, exploring blended and online teaching or are interested in discovering new approaches to instruction, we have a certificate program for you. We also offer workshops, roundtables and training sessions year-round to help develop your skills. Contact us for support in developing effective classroom management strategies or for assistance with collecting feedback on your teaching, whether through midterm feedback or teaching observations.

Educational Technology

Ed tech - thumbnailEducational technology plays an important role in supporting teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom. We support faculty and instructors with selecting, implementing and deploying educational technologies. Our ed tech page offers information on cuLearn support, as well as tips and tools to help you effectively use educational technology, including Capture, Poll Everywhere, BigBlueButton, and more!

cuPortfolio

cuPortfolio-thumbnailcuPortfolio is Carleton’s electronic portfolio system powered by Mahara. A student-centered learning tool, it provides a venue for students to collect and showcase academic and co-curricular “artifacts” (e.g. assignments, projects, videos, blogs, images, etc.). cuPortfolio allows students to engage in reflective learning as they make connections between artifacts, experiences and accomplishments.

Course Design

designWhether you’re developing a face-to-face or online course for the first time or updating your course materials, we’ll work with you to define your learning activities, plan your lessons, design assessment tools, identify teaching and learning challenges specific to your course, and evaluate your course. Email us to set up a consultation. For online courses, we encourage a particular course design model. Team up with a member of our instructional design team for a full online course design or re-design project.

Assessment Design, Scantron and Item Analysis

Scantron-thumbnailWe can help develop online and innovative assessments to suit your needs. Contact us to set up an appointment. You can also take advantage of our high speed Scantron reader for scoring multiple-choice tests and exams and our free item analysis consultations to review your exam statistics. This powerful technique can help guide your instruction by identifying questions that were too difficult, too easy or commonly misunderstood by your students. Learn more about Scantron at Carleton.

Award and Grant Application Support

Trophy (labeled for reuse)Are you interested in applying for a teaching award or do you know an outstanding educator who deserves recognition? Get all the details on internal and external awards as well as national and international teaching grants at the Teaching and Learning Services website.

We’re here to help you develop a successful award or grant application package. Contact us to set up a consultation today.

Community Engaged Pedagogy

CEP thumbnailCommunity Engaged Pedagogy is a method of experiential learning that emphasizes action, reflection and real-world engagement. Much more than just volunteerism, CEP is a pedagogy that supports students in developing skills and civic citizenship through a combination of community work and classroom learning. The goal of Carleton’s CEP program is to encourage students to participate in service to create linkages between academic study and larger public life.