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Workshop Description

Methods for Assessing Teaching Effectiveness

Theme: Teaching Evaluation and Program Assessment
Type: Demonstration/Discussion
Date and time: Thursday, March 30, 2017 • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 212 Capen Hall (inside Silverman Library), North Campus

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In this session, department chairs will explore a variety of methods for evaluating teaching effectiveness in their departments.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the value and limitations of course evaluations in evaluating teaching
  • Identify methods for using instructor self-reports and reflections as evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Establish a process for peer review of teaching through structured observations
  • Utilize a teaching portfolio to assess teaching effectiveness


  • Chairs or other administrators who supervise teaching faculty or part-time instructors


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