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Video Consultation

The Classroom Video and Consultation Service is a non-evaluative, confidential opportunity to discuss your actual classroom teaching practices with a peer instructional consultant. The service includes a 50 minute video recording of your class and a 1 hour video review session with a consultant, during which you will:

  • reflect on teaching methods you use effectively;
  • discuss aspects of your teaching that you want to improve; 
  • explore alternative teaching strategies.

The service is free of charge for faculty, teaching assistants and teaching associates. *It is a requirement for CCUT candidates.

Schedule a Video Recording

Please complete the online request form at least one week before your class. If possible, provide more than one date for your recording. You will receive an email confirming the day and time of your recording within 48 hours.

All recordings are 50 minutes free of charge. If you prefer to be recorded for 1 hour 15 minutes, there will be a charge of $17.92. To remit payment, we can either bill your department via a recharge number, or you can write a personal check addressed to “UC Regents” and drop it off at the front desk in Kerr Hall 1130. 
Questions? contact tavideo@id.ucsb.edu

View Videos with a Consultant

Teaching Assistants: After you have been recorded, you will receive an email with a schedule of consultation times for which you may sign up. Teaching Assistants will review their recording with experienced graduate student consultants who have been trained to provide valuable feedback on teaching. TA Consultations are held in 1128 Kerr Hall.
Questions? contact taconsult@id.ucsb.edu.

Faculty and Teaching Associates will consult with our full-time Instructional Consultants, Drs. Lisa Berry or Mindy Colin. Appointments will be made via the OIC office manager, Laurel Shaddix.

Evaluate the Video and Consultation Process

If you have had a TA Taping and Consultation, and haven't already filled out an evaluation form, click here for our online form

Comments about the Service...

As a result of their viewing and discussions with consultants, TAs and instructors report many changes in their classrooms and in themselves, including: increased confidence, greater sensitivity to students' instructional needs, use of effective questioning techniques, and better utilization of class time.

"It gave me a new perspective on my teaching - let me view myself as the students might."

"I learned a great deal; how to look and act when lecturing, how attentive I am to student needs, and how to make my explanations clearer."

"The videotape consultation gave me the chance to view my teaching, which helped me to reinforce what I was doing well and illuminated some problems of which I was not aware. I was offered useful advice."

"The consultations were less stressful than anticipated. The consultants offered much food for thought." 

consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
TBD ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall


Laurel Shaddixoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915