Participating in classroom observation, both as an observer and as the one being observed, can be a helpful practice for instructors at all stages of career.
Teaching Partners is a voluntary, confidential opportunity for instructors who want to enhance their teaching through peer observation and feedback. Trained faculty mentors and instructional designers meet with interested instructors in a pre-observation meeting, observation of a class session, and post-observation follow-up meeting. Individualized feedback is provided in a collegial atmosphere based on questions or concerns identified by the instructor being observed. The program is built on principles of respect, collegiality, and mutual sharing that benefits both parties.
Not ready to participate in Teaching Partners? Consider observing the class of a colleague. Reach out to any of these people to observe their class: .
"This program is a promising opportunity for faculty development. Whether instructors want to improve their interaction with students, their use of technology, or their communication style, faculty members should consider the Teaching Partners program." -- Larry Gragg, Curators' Teaching Professor, history and political science
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