Teaching is often an isolating profession. Many times the only other observation faculty members have of a classroom comes from past experiences as a student their own undergraduate and graduate courses. The Peer Teaching Program at GV is intended to reverse this isolation and is open to faculty from all disciplines at the University. Participants of this voluntary program include newer faculty as well as those with many years of experience. The motivation of faculty to participate is a desire to improve student learning through more effective teaching in a collaborative and cooperative process. Teachers will learn from the strengths of their peer.
share syllabi, course objectives, and assessment documents with the partner;
visit a partner’s classroom as many times as possible; and
meet with each other to process feedback.
Participants benefit in many ways, including timely feedback to make changes in the current semester, knowledge and ability to reflect about good teaching practices in different disciplines, a trusted colleague with whom to share teaching successes and failures, and a sense of collegiality with peers who also participate in the program.