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CTAL Class Observation Information Request
We - your colleagues in the Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning - are thrilled to know that you would like us to observe you teaching a class. To help us schedule this observation and ensure that we will focus on what is most important and helpful to you, please take a few moments to answer the questions below.
In order to help us conduct our observation with minimal distractions, please do not schedule any other observers during this time.
What is your name?
What is your e-mail address?
What is the class you would like us to observe (subject, name, section (if applicable), etc.)?
How many students are enrolled in this course?
Where is the class taught?
On what days of the week and at what time do you teach the class?
What are at least three possible dates, times, and location(s) for a pre-observation meeting? These meetings usually take 20-30 minutes and are held in advance of the observation to ensure that we address your needs and goals.
What are at least three possible dates for the classroom observation? Please select class sessions that are representative of teaching and learning in this class e.g., avoid exam dates.
How is your classroom arranged when you teach e.g., PBL room with small tables, large lecture hall? Are there any unusual classroom features?
Who are the students in your class e.g., majors in your discipline, first-year students?
How do you typically teach this class e.g., lectures, group work?
How does your course fit into your students' curricula?
Introductory or survey course
Required for their major
Elective for majors
Fulfills breadth or general education requirement
Has significant prerequisites
Have you recently made any changes to how you teach this class? If so, please briefly describe those changes.
What is the primary purpose of this observation e.g., documentation for promotion or evaluation, evaluating a new pedagogy?
Please upload a copy of the syllabus for this course.
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