Instructional consultants are available at no cost to discuss
issues related to teaching and learning with anyone who
teaches Penn State students.
We work with instructors on their courses, as well as with
administrators and staff whose responsibilities impact
teaching and learning. Below are brief lists of common
consultation topics and issues. See our
Tools and Tips for Teaching and Learning
page for other consultation topics. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-863-2599
to schedule a consultation on one of these topics, or any
other teaching and learning issue you would like to discuss.
Course design and planningOur consultants can help you plan a course by reviewing your syllabus and/or helping you to develop sound learning objectives and appropriate activities and assignments.
Teaching and assessment strategiesSchreyer Institute staff can discuss classroom or online strategies that will keep students motivated and engaged, how to construct appropriate tests (including multiple choice item-writing) and strategies for classroom management.
Course evaluationOur instructional consultants can assist you in obtaining student feedback through classroom assessment techniques, midsemester feedback and classroom observations. We can also help you to interpret SRTEs.
Evaluation for educational grantsInstitute consultants will assist you with applications for external grants with a curricular or pedagogical focus from organizations such as NIH, NIMH, NSF and FIPSE. In addition, we can help design the evaluation sections for external grants.
- Schreyer Institute consultants also meet with departmental/program/campus representatives to design custom programs for faculty or campuses (including new faculty and graduate students), assist with program assessment, or discuss other topics with broad applicability such as diversity or undergraduate research.