There are two categories of Peer Review of Teaching Practice currently being offered:
A discipline peer provides feedback on primarily teaching content.
A peer with teaching expertise, internal or external to the discipline, provides feedback on teaching.
Peer Review is framed around nine core Dimensions of Teaching. A tenth dimension can be included to provide an opportunity for reviewees to prepare a single sentence statement composed for their particular approach to teaching in face-to-face and/or online teaching environments. The dimensions and descriptors illustrate what is expected to demonstrate effective teaching in these teaching environments.
The Peer Review of Teaching Practice Report Template is used to record details of the teaching practice being reviewed and the reviewers' observations and comments. It also outlines the Dimensions of Teaching that are being evaluated.
Peer Reviewees who may also be applicants seeking promotion should nominate a minimum of six Dimensions of Teaching.
Peer Review of Teaching Practice can:
To ensure success in the Peer Review Process, the following are essential criteria:
Stages in the Peer Review of Teaching Practice Process
Conversation to set parameters for Peer Review
Organise a pre-observation meeting with your appointed Reviewer
Meet with Reviewee
Agree on parameters to be reviewed
Peer Review of Teaching Practice Report Template
Observation and/or analysis, meeting discussion, complete Peer Review Report
Teach agreed class observed by chosen Peer Reviewer
Provide access to Interact2 and online resources
Face-to-Face/synchronous online: A single teaching observation is reviewed.
Online: Online teaching sites and resources are reviewed.
The Peer Review for Promotions tool is designed to allow you to be evaluated based on some or all of nine broad Dimensions of Teaching activity.
Reflection, discussion, giving feedback, action plan/SoTL activity to improve L&T
Optional: Post-Review meeting organised by Reviewee with Reviewer.
Reviewer completes and submits the Teaching Practice Peer Review Report to PeerReview@csu.edu.au. The Report must be returned to the Reviewee within two weeks of the Peer observation.
Peer Review of Teaching Practice Report
Peer Reviews can occur in Pairs or Triads: