Team Observing Peers
The Team Observing Peers (TOP) program enables faculty members to learn from each other through mutual observation. The goal is to gain new ideas, strategies, and techniques for classroom teaching and to share goals and common concerns. This program is formative, not evaluative; it is an avenue for faculty development. It will not be a part of anyone’s review process.
In short, teams of three faculty members are created, typically based on similar disciplines and teaching styles/methods. Each of the team members visits each other’s classrooms to provide constructive and effective feedback on the classroom experience. Resources to facilitate classroom observations and feedback are provided for the program. It should be noted that over 30 faculty members have participated in this program to date.
The document below provides an orientation to the TOP program, as well as helpful documents for implementing the program.