Request a tailored consultation, observation, or workshop with the UTLC


The University Teaching and Learning Commons (UTLC) provides one-on-one or small group consultations to support instructors with the design and delivery of their courses in any format (online, hybrid/hyflex, and face-to-face). Consultations serve as a helpful resource to reflect on your teaching practice, address teaching and learning challenges, and brainstorm ideas and resources to incorporate into your pedagogical approach. Our consultants are experienced instructors with expertise in evidence-based teaching practices in a variety of disciplines, the science of teaching and learning, inclusive and accessible teaching strategies, and incorporating technology from a pedagogical standpoint.

All consultations are confidential. We will not share any information about our sessions, from your consultation request to any feedback, with anyone outside of our office as a rule. In addition, our consultations exist to help you with your own reflections on your teaching practices, and not as evaluations. This means that the UTLC cannot provide course observations for annual reviews or promotion processes.


The UTLC provides tailored workshops to small groups and departments upon request. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Classroom management and student engagement
  • Course and syllabus (re)design
  • Student Learning Outcomes and assessment
  • Equity and inclusion in the classroom
  • Trauma-informed pedagogy
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Teaching with technology
  • Flipping your classroom
  • Best practices for online teaching

Observations and Peer Review

UTLC Observations

Consultations may also include classroom observations using a standardized observation protocol. Please watch the video to learn about the Generalized Observation and Reflection Platform (GORP) tool that the UTLC uses for observations.

Peer Review Options

UNCG faculty have a number of options regarding peer review of their courses. Although there are formal P & T or department-required peer reviews, the options listed below include specific feedback for continuous improvement. The University has formal P & T or department-required peer reviews, however these options listed below give specific feedback for continuous improvement. If you know of other peer review options than those included below, please email and we will update the list of offerings accordingly.

Department Peers

Reach out to someone in your department to attend one or more of your classroom sessions to give you feedback. (Please see additional resources below for sample peer review rubrics.)

UTLC – GORP Classroom Observation

A staff member in the Teaching Innovations Office can work with you to schedule one or more classroom observations using the GORP tool to provide feedback. (Learn more and make a request)

Online courses may be taught asynchronously through Canvas and/or use required synchronous, virtual sessions. The options below are flexible to adapt to the delivery of your course.

Online Course Review Conducted by Your Department ATS

Reach out to your Department Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) to conduct a brief online review of your course. (Who is my ATS?)

UTLC – Online Course Evaluation

A staff member in the UTLC can work with you to complete a brief review of your online course focusing on your specific concerns. Use our consultation form above to make a request.

Online Learning Level Three

Part of our Online Learning series, Level Three provides guidance on how to conduct an online peer review and connects you with another UNCG online faculty member who will review your course and provide feedback. Faculty members who complete this course earn Continuing Professional Development credit. Learn more and register for Online Learning Level III.

UNCG Annual and Post-Tenure Review Policy (PDF) for Faculty

Vanderbilt University has a comprehensive faculty peer review resource. Designed by their Center for Teaching, this website is a helpful starting point for anyone interested in starting a peer review process.

University of Minnesota’s webpage, Peer Review of Teaching, has several rubric options for lecture-based, non-lecture based, and online courses.

Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Teaching and Learning has shared an observation form and protocol that can be used across course modalities. Access their documentation.

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