Peer Evaluation Group

Faculty Learning Community - Peer Evaluation of Teaching Focus Group

The Center for Teaching Excellence is convening a faculty focus group to consider and develop approaches and resources for the effective practice of the peer evaluation of teaching. The focus group's outcomes will become CTE web resources that schools and departments can consult when establishing practices for the peer review of teaching.

Participants in the Faculty Learning Community will be eligible to receive a stipend of $300.00 through participating in at least four of the five focus group sessions. Participants must be full-time (tenured, tenure track or non-tenure track).

The group will meet via Zoom during the Spring 2022 semester according to the following schedule:

Date Topic(s) Potential Outcomes
Thursday, February 3, 12:15-1:30 Goals and Existing Resources for Peer Review
Exploring Problems and Models of Peer Evaluation
Development of Focus Group Action Plan
Thursday, February 17, 12:15-1:30 Review of Materials and Models from Other Institutions

Critical Discussion of Rigor and Engagement that Addresses Issues of Bias, Power Dynamics, and Inclusion.

Develop a Shared, Working Understanding of Foreseeable Obstacles and Approaches for Improvement
Thursday, March 17th, 12:15-1:30 Observing Rigor Develop Shared, Working Definitions and Indicators for Observing Rigor
Thursday, March 31st, 12:15-1:30 Observing Student Engagement and Learning Develop Shared, Working Definitions and Indicators for Observing Student Engagement
Thursday, April 7th, 12:15-1:30 Production of Resources (e.g., checklists, rubrics, resources, readings) Final Curation of Resources for CTE Website