Letters of Observation

Over the years I spent in the program at TCU, one of the requirements was that we obtain letters from other students and faculty of our teaching. I dreaded this aspect of the program, as I have always felt that teaching is a form of performance, but with the inclusion of a faculty member to watch me, the footlights felt even hotter to me.

Fortunately, there are some great faculty members at TCU, and it was less a grading opportunity and more of an opportunity to hear from a “seasoned pro” some good tips and suggestions for how I might improve my classroom approach.

I was lucky at UNCC as well to have a great observation opportunity with Cat Mahaffey, and as is the case with so many of us who are educators, we spent a great deal of pleasurable time talking about our pedagogies and our approaches to the challenges unique to writing instructors. I miss having the chance to “talk shop” with other instructors, and this observation was just plain fun.

Below are some of the letters I have accumulated over the years.

Central Piedmont Community College (Cato Campus) 2019 Observation

Raymond Letter of Observation

Mahaffey Letter of Observation

Murray Letter of Observation

Hogg Letter of Observation

Mosely Letter of Observation

Riedel Letter of Observation