The Center for Teaching and Learning’s team of Educational Developers offer confidential consultations on teaching-related topics to all faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis. We are happy to do individual and group consultations on any topic related to teaching.


In-person or virtual consultations routinely cover topics such as:

  • Troubleshooting classroom challenges
  • Designing courses and course materials (e.g. syllabi, assignments, grading criteria, Canvas course pages, etc.)
  • Strategies for engaging students and promoting classroom participation
  • Feedback on your teaching (following up on Teaching Observations)
  • Using technology effectively in your teaching
  • Developing accessible course content and materials aligned with the principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • Teaching-related job market materials
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning Professional Development in Teaching Program

Observation and Feedback on Classroom Teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning conducts observations of teaching, via video-recording, in-class, or live Zoom observations. When discussing observations, our staff tailors feedback towards aspects of instruction that instructors wish to focus on. After the consultation, if the CTL has recorded the class session, an MP4 file of the recording will be provided to the instructor. All recordings are confidential.

Request a Consultation

All faculty, postdocs, and graduate students can fill out this form to schedule a consultation.

Request a Consultation

Schedule a Teaching Observation

Instructors interested in a teaching observation can fill out this form.

Request a Teaching Observation