SUGGESTED FORM FOR PEER REVIEW OF UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING BASED ON DOSSIER MATERIALS

QUESTION

DOSSIER MATERIALS

SUGGESTED FOCUS IN EXAMING DOSSIER MATERIAL

1. What is the quality of materials used in teaching?

Course outline

Syllabus

Reading list

Text used

Study guide

Description of non-print materials

Hand-outs

Problem sets

Assignments

Are these materials currents?

Do they represent the best work in the field?

Are they adequate and appropriate to course goals?

Do they represent superficial or thorough coverage of course content?

Peer Reviewer’s Rating: Low

Very High

 

Comments _________________________________

2. What kind of intellectual tasks were set by the teacher for the students (or did the teacher succeed in getting students to set for themselves), and how did the students perform?

Copies of graded examinations

Examples of graded research papers

Examples of teacher’s feedback to To students on written work Grade distribution

Descriptions of student performances, e.g., class presentations, etc.

Examples of completed assignments

What was the level of intellectual performance achieved by the students?

What kind of work was given an A? a B? a C?

Did the students learn what the department curriculum expected for this course?

How adequately do the tests or assignments represent the kinds of student performance in the course objective?

Peer Reviewer’s Rating: Low

Very High

 

Comments ______________________

3. How knowledgeable is this faculty member in subjects taught?

Evidence in teaching materials

Record of attendance at regional or national meetings

Record of colloquia or lecture given

Has the instructor kept in thoughtful contact with developments in his or her field?

Is there evidence of acquaintance with the ideas and findings of other scholars?

(This question addresses the scholarship necessary to good teaching. It is not concerned with scholarly research publication.)

Peer Reviewer’s Rating: Low

Very High

 

Comments _____________________



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