A Collaborative, Flexible Rubric for Summative Peer Review of Teaching

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Nov 15th at 1:30 PM until 2:45 PM


Faculty Professional Development 
Organizational Development 
All POD members 
Concurrent 75-min Roundtable Discussion 


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Concurrent Session: 75-minute roundtable discussion

Simon Bates, University of British Columbia; Isabeau Iqbal, University of British Columbia

Summative peer review of teaching (SPRT) is used in many higher education institutions. Unfortunately, the evaluative "power" of SPRT for making high-stakes career decisions can be limited due to lack of meaningful criteria and faculty resistance (Chism, 2008). To address this situation, our teaching and learning centre engaged in a collaborative culture-change initiative to develop a rubric for SPRT that would serve the University-wide committee with responsibility for final recommendation on matters of promotion and tenure. In this session, we discuss our collaborative process, debrief challenges and how we addressed and/or anticipated these, and share the SPRT rubric.

Topics: Assessment, Faculty Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, All POD members