About this guide
The peer observation process enhances teaching, encourages reflection on one’s teaching, and improves student learning. Peer review, as described in the Collective Agreement: University of Victoria Faculty Association 2022-2025, is required for purposes of reappointment, tenure and promotion. The frequency and schedule of peer review by each group are detailed in the collective agreement (Section 25: Evaluation of Members).
For these reasons, it is recommended that instructors invite a peer observer into their class each time they are teaching. There are two types of peer review: formative and summative assessment, which we will explore in this guide.
Last updated: May 26, 2023
- Learn the peer review process and forms of assessment
- Review planning considerations and principles to keep in mind as you assess
- Utilize our downloadable template and adapt for your faculty
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LTSI is available to support you in training for peer review through consultations and upcoming interactive sessions. We can tailor workshops and training to your department, as well as train interested peer reviewers.
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Explore the sections
Peer Review: Overview and considerations
Learn the difference between formative and summative feedback, principles and considerations for peer review
Peer Review: Process and Criteria
Learn the four steps of peer review: pre-observation, observation, post-observation and reflective summary
Peer Review: Template
Use our peer review template in your department and explore additional opportunites for learning and training
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