Faculty

Peer Observation Groups

ATLE's Peer Observation Program provides an opportunity for USF faculty to observe each other's classes in small teams. The focus is on collecting and sharing data in a non-evaluative way that benefits both the observer and the instructor being observed. The emphasis on NON-evaluative feedback - really just communicating data about what is observed - removes judgment and is meant to create a relaxed environment of discovery.

The program is designed to give faculty the chance to observe other teaching strategies in action, and promote self-discovery and reflection. Participants are placed in interdisciplinary teams of three to encourage free-flowing discussions in a safe environment. 

“I found the exercise to be a fascinating experience, in that I learned from being observed and I learned even more by observing.” – past participant

 

ELIGIBILITY and Program Requirements: 

Participation in the Peer Observation Program is open to full-time faculty and instructors (9 or 12 month appointments) and adjuncts. All participants must: 

  1. Be teaching in spring 2019
  2. Complete a brief (<4 min) online survey to help us design the teams (also available at http://bit.ly/ATLE-POP)
  3. Attend a mandatory kickoff event (January 18, 2019, 9 am – 12 pm) where you meet your team, learn about the program and schedule your observations
  4. Observe the two other faculty members in your team one time each and participate in a debrief session one-on-one afterward
  5. Deliver a written reflection on what was learned

Participants in the program will benefit from exposure to other teaching styles, reflections on their own teaching practices, and will also receive a certificate from ATLE upon completion.

You'll also be invited to a closing event/celebration at the end of the semester--attendance at this event is optional.

For more information email atle@usf.edu