Peer Review of Teaching

Peer review of teaching can:

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning through open discussion and systematic critique
  • Help cultivate a collegial atmosphere through dialogue about common issues of concern
  • Provide a more comprehensive evaluation of teaching by examining aspects not covered by student evaluations
  • Provide data for promotion and appraisal purposes

The process can be requested by the department chair and /or a faculty member at any time in his/her career, however the results of the observation and assessment are shared only between the observers and the faculty member, unless the faculty member chooses otherwise. The process is a three step process and is outlined in more detail in the attached document.