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Teaching Consultations and Observations

 The Engaged Teaching Hub offers confidential Teaching Consultations and Observations for all UC San Diego Educators throughout the academic year and summer.

To schedule a teaching consultation please fill out this brief google form and a member of the Engaged Teaching Hub will follow up with you directly. 

Teaching Consultations

Whether you are new to teaching or have years of teaching experience, consultations with the highly trained Engaged Teaching team provide valuable pedagogical insights and ideas. Consultations can cover a broad array of teaching-related topics including, but not limited to supporting student engagement in large lectures, creating course goals, designing aligned assessments, and integrating active learning teaching strategies. As part of our consultation process, we offer a review of course materials and CAPEs.


Classroom observations are a common component of our teaching consultations. This process provides educators with targeted, evidence-based feedback to support teaching improvement and student success.

Our observation protocol includes a pre-meeting to set goals, a classroom observation, and a debrief to review observation findings, and review teaching recommendations. Additionally, we can gather student feedback as a part of the observation.

To schedule an observation please fill out our Teaching Consultation Form.

Student Feedback

We encourage gathering student feedback throughout your course. Give us ten minutes of a class session and we will collect early anonymous feedback on your course to help you assess student learning and make manageable changes to your course.

Writing Pedagogy Consultations

These consultations give educators tools and strategies for effectively integrating writing into their courses. Consultation topics can include the following:

  • Constructing writing assignments that promote deep and meaningful learning
  • Developing practices to effectively, efficiently, and equitably respond to student writing, with a focus on student learning
  • Developing effective grading and assessment practices for student writing, including writing rubric design
  • Working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) student writers, including assignment design, feedback, and grading practices for working equitably and effectively with CLD student writers

To schedule a consultation please fill out our Teaching Consultation Form.

Group Consultations

Do you and your colleagues have a teaching question or topic that you would like to discuss with an Education Specialist? In addition to individual consultations, Engaged Teaching Hub staff are happy to meet with small groups of faculty for consultations. Please email for more information or to schedule.

Drop-In Teaching Consultation Hours

Engaged Teaching Hub and Digital Learning Hub are now offering regular drop-in hours for instructors. Simply join our Zoom call during the hours below, and a consultant will be available for an informal consultation or to answer questions. Further drop-in hours for the rest of the quarter will be posted on the calendar at Keep Teaching.

Remote Drop-in Hours For January 2021: Mondays 12pm-2pm, Thursdays 11am-1pm, Fridays 2pm-3:30pm