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CIEPS has highly-qualified staff readily available to assist faculty and students in thinking through strategies to improve learning quality. The objective is to provide consulting services that remedy academic challenges in the areas of teaching and learning, assessment, and academic technology. Please do not hesitate to involve us in academic processes when seeking new ideas, solutions, and/or alternative directions for specific learning situations.

Consulting Areas and Topics for Faculty

  • Syllabus review
  • Course planning and Learning Outcomes: Starting with the end in mind
  • Transitioning from lecture to student-centered instruction
  • Preparing engaging lessons                                                                                                
  • Integrating academic technology into instruction
  • Teaching, testing, and grading
  • Assessing student learning                                                                                                               
  • Evaluating end-of-course effectiveness
  • New faculty support

In addition to individual consulting, we host dialogues for small groups with faculty and departments on topics such as:

  • Teaching and learning strategies researched to improve learning for all students.
  • Fostering student-teacher collaboration.
  • Developing Flipped, Blended, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Classrooms.

Consulting Areas and Topics for Students

  • Class attendance
  • Understanding the course syllabus
  • Succeeding academically in college
  • Effectively communicating with instructors
  • Communicating ones learning needs
  • Time management skills
  • Transitioning from high school
  • Academic integrity

The staff is happy to talk with you about your class. When you meet with CIEPS for consultation, your discussions with us are confidential. We include the appointment/contact time in various reports to document this office services and work.

To arrange an appointment, please email

Contact Us

Ozella D. Ford
Assessment Program Coordinator
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