The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching provides support for a formative Peer Review of the Teaching process in which teaching faculty can pair up to observe each other and give feedback. The process and the criteria used are based in part on the process described by Emad A. Ismail, William Buskist, and James E. Groccia in chapter nine of “Effective Evaluation of Teaching: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators” (Mary E. Kite, Ed.) Published by American Psychological Association’s Division 2 (The Society for the Teaching of Psychology), which is free and downloadable here. The content of this chapter is appropriate for the evaluation of teaching across all disciplines, not just Psychology.

The evaluation criteria categories in this process include:

  • Content and Delivery
  • Physical and Social Presence
  • Concordia’s Mission and Nine Principles of Good Practice in Teaching and Learning
  • Disciplinary Feedback (when partnered with a peer in the same discipline)


Faculty are encouraged to use the process and the observation form for formative feedback toward the goal of improving teaching.

Peer Review Process
Peer Review Observation Form