Peer Supported Review of Teaching Practice (PSRTP)
Following the pilot implementation during 2009/10 session, Senate 4 2010/11 agreed the roll-out of Peer Supported Review of Teaching Practice (PSRTP) and the following recommendations from the Learning & Teaching Committee’s Working Group on Professional Development of Teaching Expertise in Staff:
- The roll-out of Peer Supported Review of Teaching as envisaged in Outcomes of Pilot Implementation
- The aim of the process is to identify excellence in learning and teaching and to allow reflection in order to identify areas for development/improvement.
- In light of the above, it would be expected that the outcomes of peer review of teaching should be brought to performance review.
- The outcomes of peer review can be used to support claims of teaching excellence. This can take two forms; firstly, a consistent record of reviews noting excellence, or secondly, the reviews show a reflective developing excellence.
- That peer review of teaching is not used as the sole judge of teaching quality.
- Any claim for promotion or reward based on teaching excellence should include a record of their peer reviews triangulated against other evidence.
- Stage 1: Focusing the review;
- Stage 2: Conducting the review:
- Stage 3: Reflection and action planning;
- How are review teams identified?
- Reflective statement template;
- Reviewee/Reviewer development session.