Section: Mentoring
Consultation

Mentoring

Mentoring Guidelines

Collegial Consultation

Excellent teaching is multifaceted and highly individualized. Colleagues come to us with many concerns, plans and questions. At CET we help by listening, by asking questions, and by offering research-based solutions. All Faculty Fellows welcome the opportunity to offer off-the-record and constructive advice to assist USC faculty, departments and schools. Simply email a Fellow or the CET Director to begin the process!

Below are some of the opportunities for mentoring, discussion and collegial consultation offered by Faculty Fellows and the Director.

Individual Consultations

At any time during a semester, you can meet with a CET Faculty Fellow or with the Director to discuss any issue related to teaching. In addition to human resources, CET offers a library of books, articles, tapes and other resources on many topics.

Course Design Consultations

If you are teaching a new course or one at a different level or with a student population new to you, contact the CET Fellows. They are eager to serve as mentors: as sounding boards for your ideas, as sources of tried and tested or innovative techniques, as lodes of experience.

Video Recorded Teaching

Would you like the experience of observing your own teaching? A video recording allows you to analyze the class you have just taught. With the support of a Fellow, faculty can assess what is working and why, and develop strategies to enhance classroom communication and teaching strategies.

Departmental Issue Consultations

CET continues to work with groups of faculty and entire departments or schools on issues such as curriculum development, grading policies, effective teaching, mid-semester evaluations, classroom assessment techniques, TA training, and faculty development. We have worked with the following schools or programs: