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									                            Peer Evaluation of Classroom Teaching

Peer evaluation should be approached not just as an evaluative process but also as an opportunity
to receive coaching designed to help improve teaching effectiveness. With that in mind, the
College has designed a peer evaluation form for use in both a formative and a summative
evaluation. Peer evaluations are done for all faculty engaged in classroom instruction. The forms
are to be incorporated as part of an overall faculty development plan.

Peer Evaluation is intended to be a vehicle to help improve the quality of classroom instruction.
While the actual evaluation is confidential, the Summary is to be shared with the Department
Chair before the end of the semester in which the evaluation is completed.

Peer Evaluation Process
There are three components to the Peer Evaluation process:

1. Pre-Visit Preparatory Meeting
        The specific activities that are expected to occur are identified in the Peer Evaluation
        Form.

        The Peer evaluator and faculty member meet approximately one week prior to class in
        which the Peer Evaluation is to take place. The purpose of the meeting is to:

       Review course syllabus for course objectives, teaching, and evaluation methods.
       Discuss the types of learners in the class.
       Discuss methods of instruction selected for the class to be observed in relation to the
        types of learners and class.
       Discuss the selection and implementation of student evaluation methods, the ways in
        which the methods are to be implemented, and how feedback is to be provided to
        students.
       Discuss the source of information for the topic presented and its relationship to current
        state of knowledge and research.
       Other areas, as requested by the faculty member being evaluated. Specify on the form
        any additional areas evaluated.

2. Peer Evaluation Visit

        The Peer Evaluation Form is to be completed by the Peer Evaluator. Upon completion
        of the class session in which the peer evaluation occurs, the faculty member being
        evaluated is to complete the Classroom Session Self-Appraisal Form.

3. Post Evaluation Meeting
        The Peer Evaluator and the faculty member are to meet following the class session and
review the results of the Peer Evaluation Form and the Classroom Session Self-Appraisal Form.
Following the review and discussion, a Summary is jointly developed by the Peer Evaluator and
the faculty member.
                                PEER EVALUATION FORM

Faculty:
Evaluator:
Date of Observation:

Evaluation of Content Mastery
Take into consideration the following questions:
    Does the instructor demonstrate command of the subject matter?
    Does the content reflect “state of the art” and current research findings?
    Is the purpose of the session evident?
    Is the content consistent with the course syllabus?

Successful Elements




Elements to Refine
Evaluation of Delivery and Teaching Methods
Take into consideration the following questions:
    Does the instructor use smooth transitions between ideas?
    Does the instructor emphasize major points with relevant examples?
    Is the presentation organized?
    Is the instructor enthusiastic about the subject?
    Is the instructor’s delivery appropriately paced to meet the students’ needs?
    Could the instructor be seen and heard throughout the classroom?
    Did the instructor maintain appropriate eye contact with the students?
    Were audiovisual aids/technology used effectively to augment the session?
    Did the instructor appropriately select and use instructional methods?
    Was the delivery of the class consistent with the types of learners in the class?
    Considering the type and size of the class, did the chosen methods of instruction
        maximize student participation in the learning process?
    Do the evaluation methods planned for the observed class reflect the objective, class
        content, and assignments?
    Are the evaluation methods designed to stimulate application, analysis, and synthesis?

Successful Elements




Elements to Refine
Teaching and Learning Environment
Take into consideration the following questions:
    Is the classroom atmosphere participatory?
    Does the instructor encourage questions?
    Is the instructor attentive to cues of boredom or confusion?
    Was the session thought provoking and stimulating?
    Was the environment conducive to critical thinking and student participation in learning?


Successful Elements




Elements to Refine
                               Classroom Self-Appraisal Form

Faculty:
Evaluator:
Date of Observation:

Evaluation of Content Mastery
Take into consideration your response to the following questions:
    Did I demonstrate command of the subject matter?
    Did the content reflect “state of the art” and current research findings?
    Was the purpose of the session evident?
    Was the content consistent with the course syllabus?

Successful Elements




Elements to Refine
Evaluation of Delivery and Teaching Methods
Take into consideration the following questions:
    Did I use smooth transitions between ideas?
    Did I major points with relevant examples?
    Was the presentation organized?
    Was I enthusiastic about the subject?
    Was my delivery appropriately paced to meet the students’ needs?
    Could I be seen and heard throughout the classroom?
    Did I maintain appropriate eye contact with the students?
    Were audiovisual aids/technology used effectively to augment the session?
    Did I appropriately select and use instructional methods?
    Was the delivery of the class consistent with the types of learners in the class?
    Considering the type and size of the class, did the chosen methods of instruction
        maximize student participation in the learning process?
    Did the evaluation methods planned for the observed class reflect the objective, class
        content, and assignments?
    Were the evaluation methods designed to stimulate application, analysis, and synthesis?

Successful Elements




Elements to Refine
Teaching and Learning Environment
Take into consideration the following questions:
    Was the classroom atmosphere participatory?
    Did I encourage questions?
    Was I the instructor attentive to cues of boredom or confusion?
    Was the session thought provoking and stimulating?
    Was the environment conducive to critical thinking and student participation in learning?


Successful Elements




Elements to Refine
                                     Summary

Post Evaluation Meeting_______________
Type of Evaluation: Formative_________         Summative__________

Successful Elements

Content Mastery




Delivery and Teaching Methods




Teaching and Learning Environment



Elements to Refine

Content Mastery




Delivery and Teaching Methods




Teaching and Learning Environment




Signed by:
__________________________________       __________________________________
Faculty Member                                  Date

__________________________________       __________________________________
Peer Evaluator                           Date

								
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