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Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Practice

Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Practice provides Course Directors, Heads of School and other managers, including academics undertaking leadership roles in course design with the means to document and report on their course practices in promotion applications. The template and accompanying notes for this report are designed to recognise the multi-faceted aspects of the two main components of Leadership and Design in their roles.

For the purposes of Peer Review, all seven of the criteria on the report template should be addressed in the Reviewee Reflections. However, you are not required to allocate equal weighting to each of the criteria. Once you have identified the Peer Reviewer for your course, you can clarify the areas that you wish to highlight and for which you can request greater focus from your Reviewer. Note: This review template can be used as Peer Review evidence for promotion for applicants whose primary focus may be teaching, and who do not meet all the listed criteria on this template.

The criteria and sub-criteria in the Course Leadership & Design Report template illustrate what is expected to demonstrate effective practice. Advisory Notes for Course Leadership & Design Practice Guidelines and Advisory Notes for Course Leadership & Design Practice Learning Design Considerations are attached to the report template to inform your reflections.

Example of completed Peer Review Report: Course Review

Guidelines for Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Practice

Stages in the Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Process

Stage

Purpose

Reviewee

Reviewer

Template

Pre-Review

Initial Reviewee Reflections.

Conversation to set parameters for Peer Review

Complete a Review Reflection for each of the criteria in the Report template, including evidence.

Identify the areas of your practice that you wish to highlight, recognising that you do not need to apply equal weight to each of the criteria in the template.

Organise a pre-Review meeting with your Reviewer and discuss your chosen areas.

Meet with Reviewee.

Agree on parameters for main focus in the Review report.

Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Report Template
(for Promotion):

Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Report Template

Peer Review

Completion of Peer Review Report.

If requested, provide clarification to Peer Reviewer.

Course Leadership & Design: Peer Reviewer should base the report on evidence provided in Reviewee reflection with reference to the Guidelines and Learning Design Considerations provided in the Advisory Notes.

The Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Report Template is designed to allow the Reviewee to provide a holistic account of their course practices.

Post-Review

Reflection, discussion for promotion application.

Optional: Post-Review meeting organised by Reviewee with Reviewers.

Reviewers complete and submit the Course Leadership & Design Peer Review Report to PeerReview@csu.edu.au. The Report must then be returned to the Reviewee within two weeks of the Peer observation.

Peer Review of Course Leadership & Design Practice Report.