Formal summative peer review is concerned with the evaluation of your teaching for promotion, probation or professional development processes. It is one aspect of a suite of teaching quality data available to you. Formal summative peer review data can be supplemented by course evaluations, student evaluations, assessment profiles or learning analytics, etc.
The peer review process involves two reviewers who observe and make judgements of your teaching practice against mutually-agreed criteria. Teaching practice includes amongst other things, lectures, tutorials, online learning environments, or curriculum materials including assessment items or course assessment profiles.
The process comprises three discrete stages - planning, observation and feedback. Each observation session will require two independent reviewers. Each of the review stages, (planning, observation and feedback) is jointly undertaken (reviewee and two reviewers) - although this may be dependent on staff availability.
Requests for peer reviews of teaching will be conducted by:
Many universities have developed tools for the peer review of teaching. The tools provided on Resources for the Peer Evaluation of Teaching on the Flinders University website are particularly useful because they cover a wide range of teaching practices.
If you are interested in having a formal summative peer review conducted of your teaching performance or teaching materials, please contact:
Also see: information on academic promotion.