Teaching resources

Syllabus Design

Peer Observations

CTL is encouraging colleagues to renew their attention to peer observation as an important component of collegiality and professional courtesy. Peer observations are also a stronger source of feedback on pedagogical effectiveness than student end-of-semester surveys. There are many ways to do effective peer observations. The following templates will help:

It is sometimes helpful to ask the individual you are observing to complete pre- and post-observation forms so that the observer can provide essential and useful feedback. Here are some samples you may use or adapt:

Classroom Management 101

Assessing Student Learning

Getting Feedback from Students

Pedagogies and Strategies

Preparing to Teach