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Video Consultation

The TA Video and Consultation Service is a non-evaluative, confidential opportunity to discuss your teaching practices with a peer instructional consultant. The service includes a 1 hour review session with a peer 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. *It is a requirement for CCUT candidates.

Schedule a Consultation During Remote Teaching

Due to the current circumstances we are not recording live lectures for video consultations. We are offering TA video consultations via Zoom if you meet the below requirements:

  • You are teaching a section (or guest lecture) that meets live, via Zoom. 
  • You are able to record the Zoom session and are willing to share it with us so that the consultant can access it.*
  • If you are not teaching via Zoom, and you need consultation this quarter for CCUT, please contact Lisa Berry directly: lisa_berry@ucsb.edu

*Please note that you need to inform your students that you will be recording the session for your own professional development only. For more information on legal considerations please see the Keep Teaching website.*

Steps to schedule a TA Video Consultation:

  1. Fill out the Video Consultation Request form: https://forms.gle/Ns5opywmrmPJPzvg6
  2. The form contains instructions for uploading your recording and scheduling your consultation. 
  3. Questions? Email:  id-tadp@ucsb.edu

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
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lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
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mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
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Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
work805-893-3523
TBD ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall
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805-893-3523

Laurel Shaddixoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
work805-893-2972
faxfax: 805-893-5915