Sponsored by CTL, Students Consulting on Teaching employs BYU students (SCOTs) to provide you with insights and feedback about teaching and learning in your courses.
Call or e-mail the SCOT Student Coordinator for more information or to inquire about working with a SCOT.
SCOTs are trained students interested in making a contribution to the BYU learning experience. They have been taught to serve as excellent feedback resources to instructors, supplementing student evaluations and peer reviews. SCOTs can serve in any of the following roles:
- Recorder/Observer. The SCOT records, in writing, what went on in the classroom and gives the record to the instructor.
- Faux Student. The SCOT takes notes as if he or she were a student in the class and returns the notes to the instructor.
- Filmmaker. The SCOT films the class and creates a DVD for the instructor. The instructor may invite the SCOT to watch and discuss the video.
- Interviewer. The instructor leaves the classroom for fifteen minutes while the SCOT conducts an interview with the class. The SCOT asks the students to respond verbally and in writing to questions: What helps your learning? What hinders your learning? What suggestions do you have?
- Primed Student. The SCOT meets with the professor prior to class to receive instructions on what to watch for (e.g., How often are students getting involved in the discussion? Which activities are most engaging?)
- Student Consultant. The instructor asks the SCOT for feedback and suggestions about classroom activities or particular areas of interest.
- Other. The SCOT can assist with classroom research, reflective teaching, action research, etc.
Read frequently asked questions about SCOTs and what they can do for you.