College/school/department workshops

The CTLE is delighted to collaborate with you to create workshops applicable to faculty to promote a rigorous, enriching learning environment in courses within your college/school/department.

Trauma-Informed/Stress-Aware Teaching Workshop
This presentation/workshop/discussion aims to equip faculty to teach in trauma-informed/stress-aware ways. Faculty will take away from the presentation and discussion the following. Faculty will be able
• to articulate a sound (evidence-based) definition of stress and trauma;
• to differentiate (within reason) between stress and true traumatic reaction; and
• to identify one activity, assignment, or assessment that they can modify to account for student stress and/or trauma.
Additionally, depending on the time we have, we might include some techniques for healthy engagement with challenges that arise, external to the classroom, that affect the dynamics within the classroom, e.g. the Chauvin verdict, the 2020 election, etc.

Available by request to departments, schools, or colleges. Contact us at for more information or to schedule.

Individual consultations

Individual consultations are scheduled with an educational developer in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) to discuss teaching questions, concerns, and strategies.

Pivotal design questions

An educational developer from the CTLE will guide you in redesigning courses, lessons, assignments, and/or assessments to achieve your course objectives in any instructional mode.

Observations and feedback

An educational developer from the CTLE will observe you teach in a classroom setting, and provide constructive, meaningful feedback. The CTLE will support and assist you in implementing changes.

Syllabus review

An educational developer from the CTLE will review your draft syllabus and suggest best practices for creating a thorough, organized syllabus to help your students succeed, starting day one.

Answering teaching questions

The CTLE will suggest possible evidence-based solutions to teaching questions you may have, including but not limited to the following: lesson planning, evaluations/assignments, student engagement, or teaching tools.

Student feedback

Responding to student feedback is an integral part of creating an educational experience for students. The CTLE will assist you in evaluating student feedback and creating a plan to adjust your instruction based on the needs of students.

The CTLE will also provide support as you engage with information gathered through the university mid-course feedback process. To access your mid-course feedback report from EvaluationKIT follow these directions on the Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment website. Additionally, the CTLE is happy to assist you in interpreting and using information related to the Sentiment Score.