Resources from CEILS Teaching Evaluation Symposium

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 to request the password.
  • Click here to view the spreadsheet with a list of the documents and Box folder locations.

What evidence-based tools can you use to self-assess your own teaching, identifying what you are already doing well, and what new techniques or approaches you may want to try?

Teaching Practices Inventory

The Teaching Practices Inventory, developed by Physics Education researcher Carl Wieman, was designed to characterize the teaching practices used in undergraduate science and mathematics courses. The inventory requires 10-15 minutes to fill out and provides a detailed characterization of practices used in all aspects of a “lecture” course. It has been tested with several hundred faculty members, refined over a 6-year period, and published.

Self-Assessment Guide with links to education research studies

This Faculty Self-Assessment Guide from Oregon State University allows you to indicate the extent to which you are implementing an array of evidence-based teaching practices, with links to the supporting studies.

The Teaching Self-Reflection Tool and Skills Checklist

This is a checklist of instructional behaviors and techniques for approaching student evaluations in a structured and reflective way.

UCLA Academic Personnel Office guidance on Teaching Evaluation

You can use UCLA CAP’s guidelines on teaching to write your teaching statement, based on what is outlined here.

If you are looking for other ways to improve and evaluate teaching, you can check out our teaching guides on using Student FeedbackPeer Feedback, and Other Forms of Evaluating Teaching.