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Framework for Classroom Visits

(Adapted from the Peer Review of Teaching Handbook, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis)

Step 1. The Pre-Observation Meeting

The faculty member and the colleague who will observe her/him should meet a few days prior to the planned observation visit to accomplish the following:

Step 2. The Classroom Observation

These guidelines are to help the observer collect the kind of information that will facilitate a productive conversation later.

Step 3. The Post-Observation Meeting

The post-observation meeting should take place as soon as possible, while impressions are still fresh. Receiving timely feedback helps the faculty member to reflect on the experience and decide whether/when to implement changes. However, the observer should allow time between the observation and the meeting to review his/her notes in preparation for the meeting. Guidelines for the meeting: