Instructional Services

NOTE: Instructional services are now being offered through the newly established Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning (OAET&L), directed by Jim Borgford-Parnell and housed in the College of Engineering. Instructional development services themselves remain as described on this web site. Jim Borgford-Parnell continues to be the primary consultant and can be contacted at, (206) 221-2633.

CELT instructional services are tailored to the specific needs of engineering faculty. Our consultants build on current research to offer a diverse set of instructional development opportunities. At CELT, we recognize the time and intellectual commitments of professors and teaching personnel at a large research university. That’s why CELT 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 improved their teaching evaluations and enhanced learning and teaching within their classrooms.

Get Started

Please contact Jim Borgford-Parnell with questions or to receive additional information regarding services and resources:, (206) 221-2633.


One-to-one consultation
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A confidential conversation with a CELT consultant with the aim of mutually determining what resources, services, and advice will help you achieve your teaching goals

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

Faculty Workshops
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Engaging group seminars that effectively introduce new ideas and methods, foster interest, and motivate faculty to action

Classroom Presentations
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Presented in collaboration with instructors to improve students’ knowledge of engineering design processes, teamwork dynamics, and other topics grounded in CELT’s internationally recognized research in engineering education

Education Resources & Expertise
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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