Peer Partnerships provide faculty members with the opportunity and skills to observe classroom teaching and learning, free from an evaluation context. A peer partner audits a selected course taught by their partner for one semester, learns effective communication for the setting and their partners goals for the partnership, meets with the partnering cohort monthly and with the Lash Center Director periodically. Peer partners are required to write a report at the end of the partnership.
Peer Partnerships have included:
- Articulation of learning goals and teaching philosophies.
- Assessment of student assumptions about the course.
- Focus on identified areas of feedback requested by the partner.
- Integration of new teaching goals/strategies from other disciplines.