Resources: Peer Review of Teaching

Overview

The peer review process that promotes effective research and scholarship is an important tool in evaluating teaching effectiveness as well. It provides a means for colleagues to offer useful formative and summative feedback on teaching effectiveness by drawing on an appropriate set of materials and information. Such information should ideally include observations of teaching, review of curricular materials and student work, and conversations with the instructor about course and session goals.

Peer review of teaching approaches share key characteristics. But these general characteristics should be integrated into particular approaches designed to meet specific disciplinary and departmental needs. Further, implementing them effectively requires preparation and supporting materials. It can be very helpful to review models and determine which aspects to adopt and/or modify. The resources at the links below are used with permission and can be adopted or modified as desired.