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 Associate Dean for Faculty and Organizational Development

  • Tracy Blanchard, MEd, Instructional Enhancement Specialist 

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.  



Teaching in the Sciences and Professions Course

Teaching in the Sciences and Professions(TSAP) is a 3-Credit hour online course* offered in the spring semester. The purpose of this course is to introduce those in researcher positions to the fundamentals of teaching, how to plan, develop, deliver, and assess instruction in both face-to-face and online environments. The course covers basic principles of learning theory, as well as various elements of instructional design process, including learning objectives, content sequencing, instructional strategies, instructional delivery, assessment, selection and use of technology, and syllabus development. Opportunities to practice designing and delivering instruction and giving feedback are also provided.

The intended audience for this course is Scientists, Researchers, Clinicians, Post-Doctorals, and Graduate Students. More detail and registration instructions can be found on this flyer

*The course includes 5 online modules and 3 days of face-to-face sessions.

2020 Face-To-Face Sessions: Feb 13, 12-4 pm; May 7-8, 8am-4pm

For more information, please contact Tracy Blanchard

Professor with tabletTeaching with Technology

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