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Peer-to-Peer Teaching Review

Peer-to-peer teaching reviews are intended to offer an opportunity for constructive conversations about teaching between faculty members. Below are links to forms that will facilitate that conversation: one for the instructor and one of the observer. Please adapt the questions or areas of consideration to fit your circumstances. Ideally, peer observation allows an instructor to identify the kind of skills, practices and procedures that can be improved over time. For that reason, it is important to think about the class in terms of the instructor's intent. 

For the purpose of this review, the instructor will provide information about their course in the Instructor's Form and the reviewer will record their observations on the Reviewer's Form. These two forms should become the basis of a conversation after the observed class.

Instructor's Form [PDF] | Reviewer's Form [PDF]

This is a pilot version of this program. If you have any suggestions for improving this process, please send your comments to Professor Laura Lovett (