Student evaluation surveys have long been used as an almost exclusive mechanism through which to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching. These surveys and their application have long been debated. The faculty, like the wider university is left seeking tools to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching, using people other than students.
Universities across the world have long used peer observation and assessment as an alternate mechanism to evaluate teacher effectiveness. Peer evaluation of teaching such as in-class observations is increasingly seen as an important tool for improving learning and teaching quality. There have been many reported advantages of their effectiveness.
This peer review program will be piloted in 2017 with a call for volunteers completed in 2016. Please contact WCLA for further details.