Photo gallery: Round one of the TAWG speaker series
Isabeau Iqbal (left), who leads the Formative Peer Review of Teaching Program at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, spoke about "Learning and Evaluating with the Peer Review of Teaching" at SFU's Burnaby campus on March 9, 2018. The presentation was part of a speaker series organized by SFU's Teaching Assessment Working Group (TAWG). Afterwards she interacted with guests (in this case, educational consultant Daria Ahrensmeier from SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre)
at an informal reception.
The next presentation and reception in the Teaching Assessment Working Group’s speaker series will take place on April 26, 2018. Guest speaker Philip B. Stark (University of California at Berkeley) will address the shortcomings of student evaluations in a talk titled “Student Evaluations of Teaching (Mostly) Do Not Measure Teaching Effectiveness.” Find out more about the event and register.
Speaker Isabeau Iqbal noted that "questions of power, trust and relationship are fundamental to the peer review of teaching," but suggested that the practice offers great benefits, including improved teaching, enhanced data richness for tenure and promotion processes, a stronger university teaching culture, and increased collegiality among instructors.