The Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) supports teaching and learning at DePaul by providing services, resources and events focused on best practices in teaching; disseminating research on learning in higher education; offering supplemental instruction in historically difficult courses; and supporting DePaul faculty and staff in assessing student learning.
Faculty, teaching assistants, and instructional staff may request confidential, formative feedback on their teaching, including midterm student feedback sessions, teaching observations, and video recording consultations. Programs and departments may request customized workshops on learning and teaching related topics.
Faculty and staff may request private consultations on issues related to planning, conducting, and/or reporting on assessment. In addition to regularly scheduled assessment workshops, TLA also offers custom workshops to DePaul colleges, schools, and/or departments upon request.
Instruction (SI) helps
students complete historically difficult classes through
peer-assisted study sessions. Faculty can expect SI Leaders to create an informal environment in their study sessions in which they help students review notes, discuss readings and practice study strategies.
Over 300 books on teaching and learning available for checkout to DePaul faculty and staff.
Provides funding support to faculty or instructional staff members at DePaul who pursue the rigorous investigation on teaching and learning and make public their findings in suitable peer-reviewed outlets.
Lists learning goals and outcomes, from the institutional level down to each degree program.