Individual consultations are available upon request and are always confidential. The Center for Teaching and Learning offers several types of consultations:
NYIT faculty members are invited to contact the Center for Teaching and Learning with questions on any aspect of their professional work: teaching, scholarship, service, community involvement, managing professional relationships, work-life balance, and professional growth.
Faculty members applying for retention, tenure, or promotion are welcome to bring their portfolios to the Center for Teaching and Learning for review prior to submission. Portfolios are reviewed for consistency with institutional criteria, organization, clarity, and appropriate emphasis of strengths. Consultations are also available after receipt of reappointment letters to design and implement changes based on recommendations the faculty member may have received.
Quick Course Diagnosis
Quick Course Diagnosis provides a way for faculty members to obtain data on how well students are learning in a particular course. The process takes approximately 20 minutes of class time and is facilitated by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Data are compiled in a format that lends itself to longitudinal assessment of any changes the faculty member might make in the course.
Teaching Consultation Process
The teaching consultation process offers individual faculty members the opportunity to take an in-depth look at a specific course over a semester, with the goal of improving student learning. The process starts with an initial interview to determine the specific areas of focus, followed by a classroom observation, administration and analysis of a detailed student evaluation of teaching, and videotaping of a class session. Each stage is accompanied by consultation with a CTL staff member, who helps the faculty member design an action plan in response to the findings and provides continued support the following semester, as the faculty member implements changes to the course and assesses their effectiveness. All work products are the property of the faculty member, who retains them at the conclusion of the consultation process.
Scholarship Consultation Process
The scholarship consultation process supports individual faculty members as they pursue their scholarly agendas. Topics include envisioning a new area of research, setting goals, time management, and support for writing.