Peer Review of Teaching

Peer Review of Teaching serves as a supportive and developmental process aimed at enhancing teaching effectiveness and promoting a culture of continuous improvement among faculty members.

What is Peer Review of Teaching (PRT)? Peer Review of Teaching involves faculty members collaboratively assessing each other's teaching methods, materials, and effectiveness. It is a structured process where peers provide constructive feedback based on observation, student feedback, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Benefits of Peer Review of Teaching

  1. Professional Development: PRT offers faculty members opportunities for continuous professional development. Through constructive feedback from peers, instructors can refine their teaching techniques, incorporate innovative pedagogical approaches, and stay updated with the latest educational trends.
  2. Enhanced Teaching Effectiveness: Feedback received through PRT helps faculty members identify their strengths and areas for improvement in teaching. By implementing suggestions and best practices shared by peers, instructors can enhance their teaching effectiveness, leading to improved student learning outcomes.
  3. Promotion of Reflective Practice: Engaging in peer review encourages instructors to reflect on their teaching practices critically. By reflecting on teaching strategies, lesson plans, and classroom interactions, faculty members can make informed decisions to enhance their teaching methodologies and student engagement.
  4. Fostering a Culture of Collaboration: PRT fosters a culture of collaboration and collegiality among faculty members. By participating in peer observations and providing feedback, instructors build trust and respect within their academic community. This collaborative environment encourages knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices, ultimately benefiting both faculty and students.
  5. Validation and Recognition: Positive feedback received through PRT serves as validation of a faculty member's teaching efforts. Recognition from peers for effective teaching practices boosts morale and motivation, reinforcing the importance of excellence in teaching within the academic community.

Faculty Success offers support for conducting peer review of teaching. Request a classroom observation and peer review of teaching from the faculty director of teaching development and effectiveness.