The CTLE offers consultation services for numerous topics related to teaching at VCU.
Our purpose is to collaborate with you to figure out ways to best approach teaching challenges whether they be managing difficult discussions in class and getting students to come to class prepared to improving teaching evaluations or exploring innovative ways to engage students' intellects. You can schedule a consultation meeting through our Contact Us page, or send an email to the Director, Enoch Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are located in the Academic Learning Commons at 1000 Floyd Ave, suite 4100.
The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence is a university-wide resource for the VCU teaching community. Its goals are to promote excellence in teaching through dialogue, inquiry and research, and to offer instructors feedback and an opportunity to reflect on their teaching. To fulfill these goals, the CTLE must offer a trustworthy environment to those it serves, and thus has established the following policies. These policies were created by the Center’s faculty advisory board with representation from all of Vanderbilt’s schools, and are also supported by the Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers developed by the national POD Network in Higher Education. Please address any questions or concerns to the CTLE’s director.
The CTLE is dedicated to providing teachers with opportunities to discuss and observe themselves and their students in a confidential manner, for formative purposes, without risk of evaluation or censure. Therefore:
The CTLE will gather feedback (SGID, observation etc.) about a course only upon the request of the teacher.
The CTLE does not make feedback information available to anyone except the teacher.
Feedback gathered and/or given by the CTLE is meant to be formative.
The CTLE will release the name of a participant only upon his or her request. At the request of a participant, the CTLE will provide written verification of participation listing the type(s) of activity, date(s) and CTLE consultant(s). Such “certificates of participation” may be included in tenure and promotion files, or used for other evaluative processes.
Adapted from materials made public by the POD Network Code of Ethics for Faculty Development and the Center for Teaching Vanderbilt University under a creative commons license.