Classroom observations complement other sources of information about teaching, including the faculty member’s own reflections and end-of-course evaluations. The following rubric was developed using the guidelines for peer reviews of teaching on the Dean of the College website, the example of a Faculty- specific rubric, and the University of Kansas teaching rubric. Departments and programs should review the rubric and, where this seems advisable, modify it to address discipline or program-specific considerations. Early in the term of a classroom observation, the chair or program director should consult with the faculty member about a date for the observation, identify the peer reviewer, and select the materials to submit as part of the review.
In today’s educational setting, it’s vital for educators to consistently observe and assess classroom practices to drive improvement. One key area that’s garnering attention is