This protocol was developed by the Office of Instruction and Assessment to guide UA instructors in reviewing a peer's teaching, in both face-to-face and online courses. Access to the various components of the Protocol are at the links below. We also include a link to resources for peer review of clinical teaching. We invite your comments and questions about this resource at the contact link at the bottom of the page. 

We acknowledge the use of the following resources for development of the UA Peer Review of Teaching Protocol.

  • Pre-observation & post-observation meeting questions were adapted from: Weimer, M. (1990). Improving college teaching: Strategies for developing instructional effectiveness. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.
  • Course Reflection Questions were adapted from: American Association for Higher Education. (1995). From idea to prototype: The peer review of teaching. AAHE:  Washington, DC.
  • Classroom Observation Tool items were adapted from:
    • Braskamp, L.A. & Ory J.C. (1994). Assessing faculty work: Enhancing individual and institutional performance. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.
    • Classroom Observation Worksheet, Univ. of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning (no longer available).
  • Online Course Review Tool items were adapted from:
    • Illinois Online Network Quality Online Course Initiative (no longer available).
    • Rubric for Online Instruction, California State University Chico.
    • Online Course Assessment Tool, Western Carolina University.
    • Online Course Review Rubric, University of Arkansas—Fort Smith.
    • Ternus, M.P., Palmer, K.L., & Faulk, D.R. (2007). Benchmarking quality in online teaching and learning: A rubric for Course Construction and Evaluation, Journal of Effective Teaching, 7(2), 51-67.

If you have any questions about the use of the Peer Review of Teaching Protocol or would like to provide any feedback, please email Ingrid Novodvorsky.