A peer review process for classroom teaching

Am J Pharm Educ. 2009 Aug 28;73(5):79. doi: 10.5688/aj730579.


Objective: Describe the planning, implementation, and faculty perceptions of a classroom peer-review process, including an evaluation tool.

Design: A process for peer evaluation of classroom teaching and its evaluation tool were developed and implemented by a volunteer faculty committee within our department. At the end of the year, all faculty members were asked to complete an online anonymous survey to evaluate the experience.

Assessment: The majority of faculty members either agreed or strongly agreed that the overall evaluation process was beneficial for both evaluators and for those being evaluated. Some areas of improvement related to the process and its evaluation tool also were identified.

Summary: The process of developing and implementing a peer-evaluation process for classroom teaching was found to be beneficial for faculty members, and the survey results affirmed the need and continuation of such a process.

Keywords: assessment; classroom; faculty; peer evaluation; survey; teaching.

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Pharmacy / standards*
  • Faculty / standards*
  • Feedback, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Peer Group*
  • Peer Review*
  • Perception
  • Professional Competence / standards*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Teaching / standards*