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 Dr. Ellen Goldman (egoldman@gwu.edu or 994-4004) 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.


  • Dr. Ellen Goldman, EdD, MBA, the Assistant Dean for Faculty and Curriculum Development in Medical Education

  • Tracy Blanchard, MEd, Instructional Enhancement Specialist

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.  

Professor with tabletTeaching with Technology

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