Upon your request, an FDC staff member will observe a class session of your choosing. Prior to the observation, staff will meet with you to clarify your goals for the observation. Within a few days after the observation, we will meet with you again to discuss how the class went and help you craft strategies as needed to meet your desired outcomes for the class. Our teaching observations are non-evaluative, aimed at supporting you to achieve your objectives.
Faculty who have had teaching observations often comment that the process helped them to clarify their goals and make changes in their methods and practices in order to reach them. They also appreciate having another perspective on what is happening in their class, including student behaviors they may not have been aware of.
Please visit this page for an updated request form and more information about how the FDC can provide you with our perspectives on your online course materials or lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Observation process is confidential. To find out more, contact the FDC.