Personal, confidential consultations with individuals or groups are designed to help faculty and staff explore a variety of academic and organizational learning needs and issues. Topics for faculty-initiated consultation may include course design or redesign, interpretation of course evaluations, constructing a course syllabus or guide, employing active learning strategies, planning a department-wide teaching initiative, development or use of multimedia learning technologies, and other topics identified by clients. Consultation may involve a one-time informal meeting or in-depth collaborative efforts.
Consultations may also assist academic and administrative groups in planning, conducting, and facilitating a variety of retreats and meetings. Facilitated meetings, retreats, and planning sessions are important when groups need to address difficult issues creatively and collaboratively. When groups articulate critical issues and reach consensus, they achieve the ultimate in team-building and organizational learning.