Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation

Services for Academic Units

Faculty and TA Workshops on Teaching
On the request of a dean, director, chair or TA supervisor, OTEI conducts and (co-sponsors) teaching workshops for colleges, schools, programs and departments throughout the academic year. Unless an outside expert is the most viable alternative, the workshops are designed and conducted in-house by the OTEI director or an expert Clemson faculty member. The requesting unit need only arrange for the room and refreshments and publicize the event internally.

OTEI also offers general workshops open to all faculty and sometimes graduate students. Workshop topics can address any teaching topic including designing courses by objectives, leading discussions, interactive lecturing, testing and assessment, grading writing, interpreting student evaluations, questioning techniques, instructional technology, classroom equity, learning styles, classroom assessment, the case method, problem-based learning and cooperative learning.

Consultation to Academic and Administrative Units
Colleges, schools, programs, departments and committees are invited to request information and advisement on a wide range of teaching-related issues including curriculum revision, student evaluations (reliability, validity, biases and form revisions), the role of peer assessment of teaching in promotion and tenure reviews and faculty and TA training needs.