Peer Feedback for Individuals and Departments
Each department has a different approach to the peer observation of teaching, so this site includes a variety of some of the best resources we’ve found for conducting peer observations. Many refer directly to evidence-based teaching practices, with some being more open-ended, and others being more concrete, based on rubrics and checklists.
An important point: Given the many dimensions and holistic nature of teaching, it is challenging, if not impossible, to accurately evaluate someone’s teaching effectiveness. These tools help faculty and observers note what is happening and where improvement can occur, to foster reflection and better-directed effort rather than absolute evaluation.
Additional Tools and Resources
CEILS hosted a symposium at UCLA on June 12, 2018, called “Exploring Practical Ways to Inspire and Reward Teaching Effectiveness and Instructional Innovation”. The event details can be found here. Several guest speakers shared resources on student ratings of instruction, peer teaching observations, and self-assessment of teaching practices, among others. We gladly share these resources with our UCLA community.
- Click here to access the UCLA Box folder with handouts, rubrics, guidelines, and other materials shared during the symposium. A password is required to access the Box folder. Please email us at email@example.com to request the password.
- Click here to view the spreadsheet with a list of the documents and Box folder locations.