services (2017)

Campus Talks and Workshops

Dr. Pittman is available for on-campus lectures and workshops about:

  • Effective strategies for classroom incivility
  • Teaching experiences of marginalized faculty and graduate students
  • Classroom experiences of marginalized undergraduate students
  • Teaching effectiveness and student evaluations
  • Inclusive teaching
  • How to document your teaching effectiveness for P&T
  • How to evaluate teaching effectiveness for tenure and promotion
  • Efficient syllabus preparation
  • Efficient weekly course preparation
  • Efficient lecture preparation
  • Efficient grading strategies

Please email if you would like a talk or workshop on a teaching issue not listed here and/or to learn more about those listed above.

One-on-One Coaching

One-on-one coaching helps academics to:

  • identify key teaching challenges
  • develop potential plans of action
  • troubleshoot putting the action plan in place

Most importantly, one-on-one coaching provides:

  • confidential safe space
  • teaching support

while you are navigating sensitive teaching issues. Please email me at chavella@effectivefaculty.org to arrange a time to chat to learn more about one-on-one coaching.

Making Sense of Your...

If you are trying to make sense of and develop a plan of action for your….

…student evaluations

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classroom experiences

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…teaching materials for your 3rd year or tenure review

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academic job market teaching materials

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…3rd year review’s feedback about your teaching

“Making Sense of Your…” is a consultation and coaching package where I provide you with teaching support and guidance that includes:

  • 1-on-1 attention
  • Confidential and safe space away from your campus
  • Expertise on college teaching and students
  • Specialized knowledge on marginalized faculty statuses and/or course content
  • An outsider perspective that is neutral in your campus dynamics and politics
  • On-going vs one-time teaching support

Want to know more about how I can help you sort out your particular teaching issue with Making Sense of Your…? Just reach out to me at chavella@effectivefaculty.org

Private & Confidential Summary of your Teaching Evaluations

  • Throwing your student evaluations in a box?
  • Too painful to read?
  • Focused on your research productivity with little time to attend to teaching evaluations ?

If so, I am available to—confidentially–read & summarize your student evaluations. Please email info@effectivefaculty.org if you are interested in this service.

Documenting Teaching Effectiveness for 3rd year and tenure reviews

Are you trying to figure out how to respond to recent reviews of your teaching? Wondering how to address race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. classroom dynamics in your review materials? Are your institution’s course evaluations not attentive to the learning goals and pedagogies of your classroom?

To help you address these and related issues, I can offer a customized consultation and alternative plan for documenting your teaching effectiveness. Through consultation with you, you will receive a:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of your current teaching effectiveness materials
  • One-on-one teaching effectiveness consultation phone call
  • Personalized alternative plan to help you develop the materials you need to better document your teaching effectiveness.

This comprehensive and personalized plan will help you develop the strategies, feedback, documents, etc. you need to better describe your teaching effectiveness.

Please email info@effectivefaculty.org if you would like more information about this service.


Intensive

Short on time but need to accomplish a big teaching task?

  • Teaching materials for upcoming 3rd year, tenure, or promotion review?
  • Preparation for a new course?
  • Adjustments to your teaching ASAP in response to a review, evaluations, etc?

In these situations, I arrange an “Intensive” with a client where we work together closely for 2-3 days towards completion of the task. The Intensive can be arranged to occur either virtually or in-person. Email me at chavella@effectivefaculty.org to learn more.


Teaching Community: A Stress Free Semester

Would you like to join a supportive group focused on teaching? Looking for a community of people working towards teaching efficiently but well? Need daily support at implementing efficient teaching? Did you complete the Teaching in No Time course but worry you will return to over-prepping?

I offer Group Coaching via the Stress-Free Semester program to provide support and accountability to academics implementing efficient yet effective teaching. Quick details:

  • 12 week group coaching program
  • Be a part of a small private teaching community: like-minded academics dedicated to reducing teaching time
  • Weekly group coaching call with me to address questions or issues that arise as you shift to efficient teaching practices
  • Exclusive online group: Safe space to ask questions, share resources, and get feedback from other academics working towards a reduction of teaching anxiety and time.

Group Coaching: A Stress Free Semester is offered as requested. Please email info@effectivefaculty.org if you would like to arrange this community for yourself, a group of peers, as a teaching learning community, etc.

Teaching In No Time - 4 Week Telecourse

Are you exhausted after completing a semester of teaching? Do you have a new course preparation but have no idea where to start? Do you want to avoid spending too much time on teaching while your research time suffers?

In this four-week tele-course you will learn the basics of planning and executing a stress-free course. Through weekly calls and exercises, you will develop the skills you need to teach effectively with less time and stress. Participants can revise a current course or plan a new one.

At the end of this course, participants will have weekly course topics, lesson plans for the first two weeks, and course assignments. Each of these key course components will be chosen and designed by you to increase teaching effectiveness while also reducing preparation and grading time. This course is ideal for new or experienced teachers at research or teaching universities who want to reduce the anxiety and/or time associated with teaching. Please email info@effectivefaculty.org if you would like to join this course.


 

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