Planning Systematic Assessment of Teaching in Your School or Department
Teaching Center staff can provide you with resources, tools, feedback, and guidance as you develop a plan for assessment of teaching tailored to the needs of your academic unit.
Resources and Readings
- TEval is a website documenting an educational research project by faculty from higher education institutions nation-wide to “advance educational practices by creating, aligning and sustaining effective evaluation strategies that promote and use evidence-based instructional strategies and [. . .] simultaneously seek to advance understanding of the institutional change process by studying the adoption and integration of new approaches to evaluating teaching.”
- The TEval resource list contains teaching effectiveness frameworks, tools for measurement and processes for change, talks, papers, and additional resources related to evaluation of teaching.
- Inclusified Teaching Evaluation, a Teaching in Higher Ed podcast featuring Viji Sathy and Kelly Hogan touches on topics related to the importance of holistic evaluation of teaching and how to evaluate teaching equitably and inclusively.
This book presents creating a system for faculty evaluation as a step-by-step process, starting with using exemplars to define and describe measures of faculty work to piloting the system. Although it does not solely focus on teaching, the book includes information, samples, and resources on assessing teaching effectiveness.
Benton and Young describe key measures to use in comprehensive evaluation of teaching: student feedback, instructor self-assessment, and review conducted by colleagues and administrators.
Berk offers a concise overview and comparison of various methods of assessment of teaching.
A seminal text on assessment of instructor teaching, research, and service, this book is a step-by-step guide and toolkit for constructing a system for assessing faculty and establishing a culture of continuous faculty development.