Teaching Observations

Are you interested in improving your classroom environment and instruction? CTE’s Teaching and Classroom Observation Program provides two options to full-time faculty members wishing to evaluate and improve their teaching to receive confidential assistance.

CTE Instructional Designers:

With this option, one of the CTE's instructional designers will conduct a confidential review, including a pre-class meeting, teaching observation, and post-class feedback, emphasizing strategies for improvement. Please note that teaching observations can only be scheduled within the first half of the semester.

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors:

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between award-winning and adequate teaching skills, this is your chance to get answers. Peer Teaching Visits allow a small group of faculty members to observe an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in the classroom. Encounter teaching styles that may differ from your own followed by an hour of conversation with the professor during which you will discuss your observations and ways to adapt teaching styles and strategies for your own courses.

To schedule a teaching observation, fill out a form.

Teaching Observation Form 

Peer Teaching Guidelines

If you are observing a peer and want better guidelines on what to look for, as well as the type of feedback to give to your peers, please download this peer observation document and use it for your observation.