A brief guide to help you with the difficult task of reviewing your teaching evaluation report
DCAL is pleased to offer one-on-one consultations on syllabus and course design for your specific needs. Especially useful for new faculty members, we can help you design syllabi and course descriptions that effectively communicate your teaching goals and make good use of the teaching resources at Dartmouth. Call or e-mail Elaine Livingston for an appointment (603 646-2655).
We can help get you started using the web-based BlackBoard course management system and help you learn all of the tools it provides to make sharing course material (text, audio, video) and communication easier and more reliable. Call or e-mail Elaine Livingston for an appointment (603 646-2655).
DCAL can arrange video and audio recordings of individual class meetings. We can show you how to make your own audio recordings using an iPod and share them using podcasting techniques. You may elect also to go over these recordings with one of our consultants. In any case the recording is yours to keep and to use as you wish; these materials will never be used for formal evaluations of any kind. Call or e-mail Elaine Livingston for an appointment (603 646-2655).
Call on DCAL for a range of individual services in support of your teaching: course and syllabus design, Blackboard course management, audio and video recording of your class, troubleshooting of any kind. The director and the associate directors are ready to review recordings and class visits with you in complete confidence. This is an excellent way to prepare for the more formal visits your department may conduct, and it is always a reinvigorating experience. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DCAL can help with education and outreach component of research grants - or connect you with people on campus who can help. Call or e-mail Elaine Livingston for an appointment (603 646-2655).
You may consult with the DCAL Director or Associate Director at any time on individual problems that may arise in your classes. We have helped people with issues of academic dishonesty, disrespectful behavior, and incidents that have threatened to destroy the atmosphere of mutual respect and trust that effective teaching requires. We are alert to concerns about diversity, accessibility and different learning styles. All one-on-one consultations with DCAL staff remain strictly confidential. Call or e-mail Elaine Livingston for an appointment (603 646-2655).
Last Updated: 8/26/13