Purpose: Peer review fosters a continuous learning culture, development and sharing of best practices in teaching, and is consistent with professional accountability and self-regulation associated with the practice of nursing.
In recognition that teaching is a dynamic and ongoing process, the PLU School of Nursing uses peer review to encourage open feedback and ongoing development of all instructors teaching didactic and/or clinical courses.
Peer Review Frequency Requirements and Guidelines:
- Tenure-Track Faculty: Annually.
- Fulltime, Part-time, Clinical only: Every 2 years.
- New faculty: At end of first year, then every 2 years.
- KU Benchmarks for Teaching Effectiveness Protocol for Course Focused Peer Review (Fall 2021).
- Follmer Greenhoot, A., Ward, D., Bernstein, D., Patterson, M. M., & Colyott, K. (2020). Benchmarks for Teaching Effectiveness. (Revised 2020).
RAD: December 2022, SNO Approved: January 2023
Peer Review Process:
- Faculty interested in a peer review should go to Sakai—> SoN Teaching in Excellence site—>Table of Contents —> Peer Review
- Choose a reviewer from the list
- Choose the appropriate form (didactic vs clinical)
- Contact reviewer to schedule review
- It is highly recommended that faculty include the completed peer review with annual self-assessment submission.
Please refer to the Peer Review Documents section or the Sakai SoN Excellence in Teaching site for:
- List of reviewers
- Didactic peer review form
- Clinical peer review form