Peer Observation Program
WHAT IS THE PEER OBSERVATION PROGRAM (POP)?
A non-evaluative, team-based observation program sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL).
The focus is on sharing your teaching experiences with other instructors in an open way that benefits everyone. Participants are placed in interdisciplinary teams of three to observe, share and discuss their approaches to learning and teaching.
WHY JOIN POP?
The Peer Observation Program is about building a community and culture of mutual professional development where quality teaching is appreciated. This program provides a valuable opportunity to observe other instructors in action in a judgement-free environment, learn from others, reflect on one’s own practices, and discuss potential improvements in teaching and learning.
The Peer Observation Program is open to all full-time instructors (9 or 12-months appointments).
To participate in this program, you are expected to:
1. Be teaching a full course this semester in person or synchronously online
2. Have not participated in this program for the past three years
3. Complete a brief online pre-observation survey to help us create teams
4. Attend a mandatory kickoff event where you learn about the program, meet your team, and schedule your observations:
• February 9 via Teams, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Tampa teams
• February 5 via Teams, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, St. Pete and Sarasota-Manatee teams
5. Observe two other faculty members in your team, one time each and participate in a debrief session as a team afterward
6. Deliver a written reflection on what was learned, and how your teaching may change going forward
7. Attend a closing event.
Upon completion of the program requirements, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a $500 stipend.
For more information, please email Emad Mansour at email@example.com.