Session to explore peer review of teaching

The two main functions of peer review of teaching – improvement and evaluation – are the subject of an interactive session for faculty and staff on the UWindsor campus February 9.

Nancy Chism

Nancy Chism.

“The very mention of peer review of teaching summons the image of a quick but unnerving visit to one’s classroom, later summarized in a cursory evaluative note written by a reluctant colleague” says moderator Nancy Chism of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. “Small wonder that this approach isn’t the universal companion to student evaluation of teaching.”

Dr. Chism is professor emerita of higher education and student affairs at UIPUI and served as its associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and associate dean of the faculties from 1999 to 2006.

Her February 9 presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. Participants will examine the main advantages of and objections to peer review of teaching, and the major components of a good system; and will generate ideas for how a peer review of teaching system might be constructed in a way that is suited to the context of UWindsor.

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