Peer Partnerships

Peer Partnerships is a collegial process where a private / confidential partnership is formed between two or more academics who teach. Within the partnership each member reviews their partner’s teaching practice, or an aspect of their teaching design and gives feedback. This is a capacity building activity where people learn both through receiving feedback as well as by watching another teacher teach and providing them with feedback. The purpose of this activity is to build teaching ability and collegial relationships not judge or evaluate. In this process, all partners are equal.

Peer Partnerships can be performed at any time after completing a short workshop. It is useful when academics:

  • need evidence for a teaching award
  • want to improve their teaching
  • want to develop a critical friend network
  • want to support other teachers
  • need new ideas or address a specific challenge