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Individual Consultations

CTE staff are available to meet one-on-one with faculty and graduate students to talk through a range of teaching questions. Whether you are trying to figure out how to improve student participation, design a new Canvas course, or explore a cutting edge pedagogical approach, our experienced staff are here to serve as resources and sounding boards.

Consultations with the CTE are always initiated at the request of the instructor and remain confidential within Boston College.  

To arrange for a consultation, either email us at or use our online “Contact Us” form. You can also always stop by for a drop-in consultation.

Classroom Observation

Some instructors choose to pair a classroom observation with their consultation, inviting a CTE staff member to observe a class session as a chance to provide additional context for our conversation. Please contact us to learn more about how we approach observations.

Mid-semester Feedback

The CTE can also assist instructors interested in gathering anonymous feedback from their students in the middle of the semester. Gathering feedback while a course is in progress can allow instructors to make small adjustments that can benefit student learning and improve classroom climate. CTE staff can help you design a feedback tool and even facilitate a conversation with your students about their perceptions of how they’re learning in your class. Email for more information.

Inclusion and Accessibility Consultations

As part of the CTE’s commitment to inclusion and accessibility, we take a particular interest in working with faculty to design courses that are accessible to students with disabilities and inclusive of students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in U.S. higher education.  We welcome the opportunity to work with faculty on a range of questions related to inclusion and accessibility.