Peer review of teaching has been practised at UOW for many years. Some examples of past and current peer review of teaching models include:
- Peer Review Partnerships are part of the University Learning and Teaching Course - Unit 2.
- Academic staff within the DVCA portfolio and the Graduate School of Medicine have been using versions of peer review of teaching for career progression.
- Some reports for probation/promotion by Heads and referees include a peer review.
- A 2002 UOW project developed some initial models for peer review of teaching.
- UOW was part of the Carrick Priority Project 2006 on external peer review and the Carrick Project 2007-8 on peer review of teaching resources.
The current proposal for formal peer review of teaching at UOW is part of a larger project, the ‘Mix of Evidence’ project. Being able to choose from a range of evidence of teaching in academic probation/promotion applications will encourage and support UOW academics with differing teaching strengths. This is consistent with UOW’s commitment to offering development opportunities and alternative forms of evaluation for UOW academics:
- University of Wollongong (Academic Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2011
- Teaching & Learning Management Plan