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Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning

Key Resources for 2024 Summer

The Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning (ET&L) offers instructional consultation services to all UW engineering educators.

ET&L services are tailored to the specific needs of engineering faculty. We build on current research to offer a diverse set of instructional development opportunities. Recognizing the time and intellectual commitments of educators at a large research university, ET&L instructional services are always:

  • Grounded in scholarship
  • Personalized to your needs
  • Flexible, integrated, and systematic

In our experience, small changes over time lead to big payoffs. Our clients have enhanced learning and teaching in their courses and improved their teaching evaluations. 

Instructional services

One-to-one consultations »

A confidential conversation with an ET&L consultant with the aim of mutually determining what resources, services, and advice will help you achieve your teaching goals.

Formative course assessments »

A system of data collection methods and analysis used formatively for teachers to make targeted teaching or course improvements.

Education resources & expertise »

Domain expertise (e.g., literature reviews, expertise on curriculum development, assessments, pedagogies, and student development) that will save time by helping you quickly locate the most appropriate research to support your teaching goals.

Impact snapshot, 2022–23 academic year

  • Consultations with 50–60 unique educators/groups per quarter 
  • 25+ mid-quarter course assessments per quarter (i.e., 8+ per week during mid quarter)
    • Total enrollment of 5,800+ across all assessed courses
    • Fast turn-around to facilitate instructor responsiveness
      • Average of less than one business day between class visit and report ready
      • Average of fewer than three business days between class visit and debrief with instructor
  • 6 grad/undergrad degree program assessments