Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Peer Evaluation of Teaching

Collaborative Peer Review: The Role of Faculty in Improving College Teaching offers a balanced discussion of the ways peer review can be used to improve teaching, incentives and disincentives for faculty to participate in a peer review process, and recommendations to consider when planning a peer review and instructional improvement initiative.

The Peer Review of Teaching Project at the University of Nebraska has developed a website that contains a description of their beginning and advanced peer review processes, Instruments that support peer review, and descriptions of different Teaching Portfolios. The site contains a wealth of practical ideas for engaging in individual peer review and for creating a program of peer review of teaching in and across departments.

Peer Review of Teaching: NCSU, an extensive website hosted by North Carolina State University, describes formative and summative peer review processes in detail, explains areas of teaching most appropriate for peers to evaluate, questions that can be incorporated into assessment instruments, best practices for developing peer review programs, and an extensive bibliography on peer review and reflective teaching.

Peer Review of Teaching: UMN is hosted by the The Teaching & Learning Center at the University of Minnesota. They have created a number of Classroom Observation Instruments. These forms are available in both Microsoft Word and PDF format and assist the use to competently observe and evaluate instruction.

The University of West Florida has a number of resources including a form for a Pre-Visit Meeting, Classroom Observation, and for Reporting Feedback after the Classroom Visit.

The Center for Teaching Excellence at Cornell University offers a Teaching Evaluation Handbook which discusses a number of topics including the Documentation of Teaching and Teaching Improvement as well as the Collection and Presentation of Data.



Faculty Development
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