Consultations

Two people talking and reading papersConsultations provide graduate students and postdocs an opportunity for a face-to-face dialogue with a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) faculty member. To request a consultation, please complete the consultation request form. Most consultations can be accommodated within 2 weeks of receiving your request.

Teaching Consultations and Observations

Graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs who are engaged in teaching roles at Georgia Tech can request teaching consultations and observations from CTL faculty. During the consultation, a CTL faculty member works with you to explore your specific areas of interest and support you in using evidence-based resources to enhance your teaching.

In addition to office consultations, CTL faculty can observe your teaching in action. First, we will meet to review your lesson plan and discuss your targeted areas of concern. Then, we will visit your class and video record your lesson. Finally, we conduct a post-observation meeting to discuss feedback.

Some of the common topics explored during teaching consultations and observations include:

  • Instructional communication
  • Grading, including how to create and use rubrics
  • Classroom management
  • Motivating students and capturing interest
  • Using technology to promote learning
  • Designing a class activity or lesson plan
  • Writing learning goals
  • Teaching/managing laboratory classes
Career Development Consultations

CTL faculty provide consultations for graduate students and postdocs pursuing an academic career. A career development consultation will assist you in the following:

  • How to conduct an academic job search
  • How to write a CV, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement
  • How to prepare for an academic interview
  • How to present a job talk