September 15th; 11:45-1:30 in DSC-G
“Unlocking” My Classroom: Using Peer Evaluation to Improve Teaching
Presenter: Amanda Nolen, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, College of Education
A prerequisite for improving teaching is to identify an effective (i.e., nonthreatening and reliable)
method to evaluate it. In this session, Dr. Amanda Nolen will discuss how she has used Peer Evaluation
as a strategy for documenting, critiquing, and ultimately improving her own teaching. She will outline a
model that is based on research on teaching effectiveness, consistent with best practices, and does not
impose undue demands on faculty.