Teaching & Learning
Faculty Development provides a range of teaching resources and support to all St. Thomas faculty. Services individual consultation, classroom consulting, peer mentoring, workshops and seminars on a wealth of teaching-related topics including accessibility, diversity and inclusion, and online learning.
We've also subscribed to on-demand 20 Minute Mentor videos to help you fit professional into your busy schedule, and maintain a physical library of books and subscriptions to online newsletters.
St. Thomas uses the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) as a component of teaching evaluation. Students give feedback on teaching and learning based on their direct course experience, providing faculty with relevant information that guide and strengthen teaching. The IDEA Center partnered with Campus Labs for the online platform used to deliver the IDEA SRI. Watch an overview of IDEA here. Please visit the St. Thomas IDEA web site for faculty resources and training, and to log into Campus Labs to complete your OSF and view reports.
Instructional design and support for teaching and research technology is available to all St. Thomas faculty through STELAR.
Classroom Consulting is an important way that the Center for Faculty Development supports teaching. Consulting services are free, confidential, and intended to assist faculty who want to strengthen and improve their teaching skills.