Teaching and Learning

Peer mentoringTeaching Consult Service: Peer Assessments of Teaching

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to offer the peer assessments of teaching to all regular status, full time faculty in SMHS. The program is designed to enhance faculty teaching skills in the classroom, conferences and small groups, or clinical teaching at the bedside. An assessment of teaching is important to continued development as educators, and teaching assessments can be included in teaching portfolios used in the academic promotion process.

In offering this service, we utilize graduates of the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program who have offered their time to assist their peers. Faculty participation is voluntary; the assessment and any related discussions are completed in confidence.

Faculty members interested in a teaching consult should contact Dee Dee Herrmann (dee2a@gwu.edu or 202-994-5144) with the following information:

  • The issue(s) they would like assistance with

  • The day of the week and time their session occurs

  • Any preferences regarding the person assigned to work with them

Anatomy ClassCurriculum, Course and Session Design

If you would like to have assistance with designing or revising a teaching session, course, block, or clerkship, the Center for Faculty Excellence has several people available to work with you.


Group around computerAccelerating Learning Series

These lunchtime sessions are offered several times a year to provide faculty with examples of techniques, technology tools, and best practices that can be implemented in order to accelerate learning.

Materials for each session can be found linked below

  • Fall 2018: Easy-to-Use Technologies: Instagram, Word clouds, Digital whiteboards, and Ted Ed
  • Spring 2019: Educational Technologies: Twitter, Thinglink, and Articulate Storyline 

Calendar dateWorkshops

A variety of workshops are available for department meetings, grand rounds, or retreats.  Please see the Workshops page for more details and information on how to request a workshop.  



Scientists as Educators Series

The Scientists as Educators program is a series of one-hour workshops for scientists, researchers, post-docs and graduate students who want to know learn more about key aspects of teaching and learning. 

Each session has a brief online component (video and application activity) followed by a 1-hour in-person session to dig deeper and apply concepts. 

For more information, please visit the Scientists as Educators page or contact Tracy Blanchard

Professor with tabletTeaching with Technology

See our Educational Technology page for resources related to teaching with technology.



Anti-Racism Principles and Tools

The CFE has partnered with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to develop and collate a list of resources that can be used to help incorporate Anti-Racist principles and content in your teaching.  Please view this document for links to select GW and external resources.