Peer Review Options at UNCG

UNCG faculty have a number of options regarding peer review of their courses. Although there are formal P & T or department-required peer reviews, the options listed below include specific feedback for continuous improvement. The University has formal P & T or department-required peer reviews, however these options listed below give specific feedback for continuous improvement.

If you know of other peer review options than those included below, please email utlc@uncg.edu and we will update the list of offerings accordingly.

Classroom Observation

Department Peers

Reach out to someone in your department to attend one or more of your classroom sessions to give you feedback. (Please see additional resources below for sample peer review rubrics.)

Teaching Innovations Office – GORP classroom observation (Learn more and make a request)

A staff member in the Teaching Innovations Office can work with you to schedule one or more classroom observations using the GORP tool to provide feedback. 

Teaching Squares (Learn more)

Four UNCG faculty members work together to visit each other’s classrooms to give each other feedback focused on a specific theme. An initial meeting before the classroom observations begin is scheduled by the Teaching Innovations Office so that participants can decide how they want to receive feedback from others. 

Hybrid Observation

Hybrid courses are a blend of in-class or synchronous, virtual meetings and Canvas course resources and assessments. The options below are flexible to adapt to the delivery of your course.

Department Peers

Reach out to someone in your department to attend one or more of your classroom sessions to give you feedback. (Please see additional resources below for sample peer review rubrics.)

Teaching Innovations Office – GORP classroom observation (Learn more and make a request)

A staff member in the Teaching Innovations Office can work with you to schedule one or more classroom observations using the GORP tool to provide feedback. 

Teaching Squares (Learn more)

Four UNCG faculty members work together to visit each other’s classroom to give each other feedback focused on a specific theme. An initial meeting before the classroom observations begin is scheduled by the Teaching Innovations Office so that participants can decide how they want to receive feedback from others. 

Online Evaluation

Online courses may be taught asynchronously through Canvas and/or use required synchronous, virtual sessions. The options below are flexible to adapt to the delivery of your course.

Online Course Review conducted by your Department ITCS (Who is my ITC?)

Reach out to your Department ITC to conduct a brief online review of your course.

Teaching Innovations Office – Online Course Evaluation (Make a request.)

A staff member in the Teaching Innovations Office can work with you to complete a brief review of your online course focusing on your specific concerns. 

Online Learning Level Three (Learn more and Register)

Part of our Online Learning series, Level Three provides guidance on how to conduct an online peer review and connects you with another UNCG online faculty member who will review your course and provide feedback. Faculty members who complete this course earn Continuing Professional Development credit. 

Teaching Squares (Learn more)

Four UNCG faculty members work together to visit each other’s classroom to give each other feedback focused on a specific theme. An initial meeting before the classroom observations begin is scheduled by the Teaching Innovations Office so that participants can decide how they want to receive feedback from others. 

Additional Resources to review regarding peer review

UNCG Annual and Post-Tenure Review Policy for Faculty

Annual & PTR Policy.pdf

Vanderbilt University has a comprehensive faculty peer review resource. Designed by their Center for Teaching, this website is a helpful starting point for anyone interested in starting a peer review process. 

https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/peer-review-of-teaching/.

University of Minnesota’s webpage, Peer Review of Teaching, has several rubric options for lecture-based, non-lecture based, and online courses. 

https://faculty.umn.edu/faculty-support-and-resources/peer-review-teaching