CLICK HERE for link to Nov. 19, 2013 Memo from Faculty Senate Teaching Effectiveness and Development Committee
CLICK HERE for link to policy proposal passed at UTEP Faculty Senate on Nov. 26, 2013
2014 Peer observation form developed by AT(Varela) and CETaL(Lesser) for an online course:
2013 Meeuwsen/Lesser observation form
CETaL 2006 peer observation booklet (http://academics.utep.edu/LinkClick.aspx?link=UTEP+Peer+Observation+Booklet.pdf&tabid=58396&mid=129801)
Click HERE to register for CETaL’s Sept. 22, 2016 hands-on workshop!
Academic units less experienced at conducting structured peer observations with a specific instrument may want to consider advance training. One way is for evaluators to gather and watch, say, a 10-minute YouTube excerpt of a college class in an appropriate discipline, and each person independently uses a previously agreed upon common instrument. Then, compare and contrast what people observed to self-calibrate and become more comfortable with the nuances of using the instrument. This conversation may even inspire a modification to the instrument. Other academic units may feel a greater need to train themselves on the overall process (see above section), perhaps by role playing a pre/post conversation, or even witnessing a real one between two experienced instructors who consent to having observers at their meeting.
Feel free to bring with you the Peer Observation plan for your academic unit as well as a laptop if you want to try out the electronic form of an instrument.