Peer Review of Teaching

For more information, please contact Justene Knight, Senior People, Talent and Culture (PTC) Consultant - Responsible for Academic Promotion, on (08) 8302 1729 or email Justene.Knight@unisa.edu.au.

Information about peer review can be found on the Teaching Innovation Unit (TIU) webpages at:

The first step in requesting a summative peer review of teaching is to meet with your Head of School – who is responsible for initiating the process.

More information about summative peer review of teaching can be found on the TIU website.

The SPRT process involves the following phases:

  • A meeting between the HOS and the staff member to discuss and initiate the summative peer review process
  • A pre-review meeting between the Reviewee and the two Reviewers to discuss the context of the activity/resource to be reviewed (30-60 mins max)
  • The review of the activity/resource (60 mins max)
  • A single moderated peer review report generated by the two Reviewers which is sent to the Reviewee for a response and then to the Head of School. (30-60 mins)

Each of these stages is facilitated by the Summative Peer Review of Teaching (SPRT) software.

More information about summative peer review of teaching can be found on the TIU website.

The SPRT process has several discrete and sequential components which can take several (e.g. up to three or four) weeks to complete. It is best to start early and give yourself plenty of time for the review to be completed before the closing date of the promotion round.

TIP: The first step is to meet with your Head of School.

Have a look at the following two screen captures from the online SPRT tool. The resultant PDF of the report will be sufficient (don’t worry if it looks a little clunky, it is what the system provides at the moment and the panels know to expect this ‘look’).