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Peer Review of Educational Practice

Decorative image of umbrellaPeer review of educational practice is an umbrella term that refers to the use of a variety of tools and strategies that focus on a range of areas in educational practice. In each case the common element is review of educational practices that involves providing feedback to those involved in educational practices against standards of good practice, aimed to improve the quality of learning and teaching, courses and the student experience. Engaging in Peer Review activities also provides evidence of good educational practices for the benefit of staff seeking acknowledgement of their achievement for promotion through teaching performance reports, subject and course design/reviews (internal and external accreditation), assessment practices, awards and grants, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Read more about Peer Review for Promotion.

Guiding principles framing the CSU Approach to Peer Review

Guiding principles - Confidentiality Choice Credibility

  • Confidentiality
  • Choice
  • Credibility – evidence-based

Peer Review Educational Practice Areas

The educational practice areas which can be used for formative teaching development and evidence for promotion application include the following:

Teaching practices

Course design practices (coming soon)

Subject Design practices including learning technologies and resources

Assessment and Benchmarking (coming soon)

  • Assessment evaluation reports/reflections

Teaching Portfolios

Other sources of evidence to support Academic Promotion

Teaching portfolios provide sources of evidence that you can use in your promotion application for the Promoting Learning Domain. The following inclusions in your portfolios can help your reflection on your practice.

  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Evidence of teaching practices
  • Evaluation and reflection
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Professional development plans

Guidelines on creating teaching portfolios is available here.

Subject Evaluation (Subject Experience Survey) also provides evidence of your teaching practice.