Overview of Protocol

Overview of Protocol photoThe protocol for peer review of teaching is designed to guide UA instructors in the process of formative review of peers’ teaching, as well as evaluation of teaching for summative review. The protocol includes resources for review of face-to-face and fully online courses.

Formative review is used to provide feedback for professional growth and development; it is usually confidential and non-judgmental and its goal is self-motivated change. Evaluation of teaching (e.g., for annual reviews and P & T) is a more formal process; guidelines for using this protocol in that process are available on the Evaluation of Teaching page.

The process of peer review of teaching includes three stages:

  • a pre-observation meeting to discuss the target class and goals for the review,
  • a classroom observation or review of the course site,
  • a post-observation meeting to discuss the observer's feedback.

For Flex In-Person courses, the Classroom Observation Tool can be used to evaluate synchronous teaching (in any of the modalities), and the Online Course Review Tool can be used to evaluate the asynchronous aspects of an instructor's course.

To access components of the protocol, use the links on the left side of this page.




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.