Principles and Forms for Class Observations
Classroom Teaching Observations: Principles to Consider (by Ann Singleton, Union University)
The Peer Review of Teaching Project (PRTP) provides faculty with a structured and practical model that combines inquiry into the intellectual work of a course, careful investigation of student understanding and performance, and faculty reflection on teaching effectiveness. (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
Observation for Summative (Evaluative) Purposes
(North Carolina State University) Summative evaluation describes activities that are conducted to gain information needed to make personnel decisions such as promotion, reappointment, tenure, or comprehensive review of tenured faculty relative to teaching performance.
Observation for Formative (Developmental) Purposes (North Carolina State University) Formative evaluation describes activities that are to provide teachers with information that they can use to improve their teaching. The information is intended for their personal use, rather than public inspection.
Peer Review of Teaching: Summary of Best Practices (North Carolina State University)
Peer Visit/Observation Programs
Ideas for Teaching Portfolios
Teaching Portfolios: an Overview (Claudia Beversluis, Calvin College)
Advice on constructing a portfolio and guidelines for drafting a reflective statement.
Peer Review of Teaching Project's Portfolio Collection (University of Nebraska at Lincoln):
- Showcase Examples presents selected examples that highlight excellent benchmark and inquiry course portfolios
- Explore and Search Course Portfolios allows you to view and search all of the course portflios on the repository
Other Development and Evaluation Instruments
IDEA Center (Individual Development and Educational Assessment) at Kansas State University
- Support Materials
- IDEA Papers
- POD-IDEA Center Notes on Instruction. These succinct papers were written in collaboration with the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD). As a resource to support teaching improvement, each is useful to anyone wanting to address secific ways to employ different teaching methods.
- POD-IDEA Center Notes on Learning These succinct papers were written in collaboration with the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD). As a resource to support improved student learning , each is useful to anyone wanting to address specific ways to facilitate learning on the following twelve objectives.
- Student Ratings of Instruction
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