Peer Review of Teaching - Learn about best practices for peer review of teaching, which require the use of several measures over time.
- Cornell University Resources for Peer Review of Teaching
- University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Resources
- Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching Resources for Peer Review of Teaching
- The University of Teaxas at Austin Resources for Peer Review of Teaching
Mid-Semester Feedback - How can I solicit feedback from students to enhance my effectiveness as an instructor and improve student learning in my courses during the semester?
- UC - Berkeley’s Center for Teaching and Learning Resources for Mid Semester Feedback
- Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching Resources for Mid Semester Feedback
- Michigan State university, Office of Faculty & Organizational Development Resources for Mid Semester Feedback
End-of-Semester Evaluations - What are best practices for student evaluation of teaching?
- Resources from the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
- Resources from Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching
- Resoruces from UC – Berkely’s Center for teaching and Learining
Peer Observation of Teaching - What are best practices for peer observation of teaching?
- SUNY – Albany’s Institute for Teaching, Learning & Academic Leadership, Peer Observation Reference Manual
- University of Leicester, Leicester Learning Institute Resources for Peer Observation of Teaching
- UCD Dublin Teaching and Learning, Resoruces for Peer Observation of Teaching
- Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Peer observation How to Gudie
Teaching Philosophy Statements - How can I craft a statement that conveys my teaching effectiveness and potential, and my ability to be self-reflective?
- Resources from Ohio State University’s University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, NB: The section entitled "Guidance on Writing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement" may be especially helpful.
- Resources from the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, NB: The CRLT Occasional Papers on "Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for the Academic Job Search" and “Rubrics for Statements of Teaching Philosophy” may be especially helpful.
- "Statements of Teaching Philosophy" by Gail E. Goodyear & Douglas Allchin (from University of Texas – El Paso’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning)
- “4 Steps to a Memorable Teaching Philosophy Statement” by James Lang (from The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Teaching Portfolios - How can I create a portfolio that conveys my teaching effectiveness and potential, and my ability to be self-reflective?
- Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching - guidelines for creating a teaching portfolio.
- The Teaching Portfolio by Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar
- Resources from Ohio State University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching
- Resources from the University of Texas – El Paso’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning
- How to Produce a Teaching Portfolio by Peter Seldin (excerpts from Peter Seldin, ed. The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions)
- From the University of Virginia’s Teaching Resource Center
Course Portfolios - How can I create a course portfolio that features inquiry into the intellectual work of my course, investigation of student learning and reflections on my teaching effectiveness?
- The Gallery of Teaching and Learning (from the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education [CASTL])
- Faculty Project Gallery (from Georgetown University’s Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship)
- How to Prepare a Course Portfolio (adapted from The Course Portfolio: How Faculty Can Examine Their Teaching to Advance Practice and Improve Student Learning, edited by Pat Hutchings)
Resources on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL)
- New Directions for Teaching and Learning: offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
- The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Indiana University) - peer-reviewed journal offering both theory-based and practical discussions of teaching and learning.
- Essays on Teaching Excellence - Essays on Teaching Excellence is a series of eight short and succinct scholarly essays published by the Professional and Organizations Network in Higher Education (POD Network) on an annual basis, free of charge. The essays present innovative viewpoints on college and university instruction. Written in concise and non-technical language, and supported by research, the essays seek to assist instructors in reflecting upon and refining their practice of teaching to achieve the results they seek - students learning to the best of their abilities.
- Active Learning in Higher Education - peer-reviewed, international publication on effective teaching, learning, and assessment in universities and colleges.
- College Teaching (Routledge) - peer-reviewed articles on improving student learning across all disciplines; Included in the topics this journal covers are teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, assessment and grading, course design, and interdisciplinary teaching.
Suggestions for Further Reading about Documenting Teaching
There is no perfect way to evaluate teaching. This resource, however, provides evidence-based tools for the most effective ways in which to evaluate teaching, and thus provides the basis for substantive, focused conversations and ultimately decisions about what tools and processes an academic department may use to sensibly evaluate teaching.
This guide is designed to help you through the peer evaluation process. Flinders University uses nominated and trained peer evaluators to undertake the formative peer review process; this guide is intended to be used primarily by staff trained as formal peer evaluators.
This guide has been developed to support you through the peer evaluation process.