Video & Handouts
The materials listed here are available only to those with a Duquesne multi-pass. Other resources on the peer review of teaching are available on the public website.
Writing Effective Faculty Peer Reviews of Teaching at Duquesne
At the request of faculty, Judith Bowman (Music School & Member of University Promotion and Tenure Committee) and Laurel Willingham-McLain (CTE) offered a session on how to write effective faculty peer reviews of teaching within the Duquesne context. The workshop was cosponsored by Faculty Senate. Includes how-to’s, observation and write-up templates, and a list of practical resources.
Effective Faculty Peer Review of Teaching (Video & Handouts)
In fall 2009, CTE hosted a workshop on the peer review of teaching with Dr. Nancy Simpson of Texas A&M University (TAMU). Faculty Senate co-sponsored the event.
The workshop offers valuable guidance for both faculty undergoing peer review and those conducting the review. Dr. Simpson’s presentation video and handouts are available with password protection for the sole use by the Duquesne academic community.
View the Video
View CTE’s Mediasite presentation of “Effective Faculty Peer Review of Teaching” with Dr. Nancy Simpson.
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Download the Handouts
Topics in the Presentation
- The purposes for faculty peer review of teaching, both formative (for improvement) and summative (for decision making).
- Aspects of teaching and learning that faculty peers are best suited to examine.
- An overview of what good college teaching looks like in its various forms and what is reasonable to expect across teaching and learning contexts at the university.
- Sound procedures for observing classes and for evaluating course materials.
- Tips for debriefing with the reviewee and for documenting the peer review.
About the Presenter
Dr. Simpson has over 15 years of experience in teaching college mathematics and has worked in the field of faculty development since 1991. In addition to extensive experience in working with faculty as the former director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at TAMU, Nancy has worked with national faculty development initiatives including the Wakonse Foundation's Conference on College Teaching and the Pew-Funded Peer Review of Teaching Project. Nancy has authored several journal articles and book chapters and was the principal investigator on an NSF-funded project, Writing for Assessment and Learning in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences.