Summative Peer Review of Teaching

If you are engaged in teaching (Teaching Academics or Teaching and Research Academics) you need to submit a recent (no older than 3 years as at 1 January) UniSA summative peer review of teaching report (SPRT) as part of the evidence of your teaching quality.

For more information, please contact the Recruitment Central Team.

The SPRT process is managed by the Teaching Innovation Unit (TIU) and more information can be found on the TIU webpages at: 

If you are a research academic and you are including a weighting against teaching you may submit a report if you would like to, however, this is not compulsory.

The first step in requesting a summative peer review of teaching is to meet with your academic supervisor and/or Dean of Program  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 your academic supervisor and/or Dean of Program 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 your academic supervisor and/or Dean of Program. (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.

NOTE: If you have left it too late for the process to be completed before the academic promotion round closes, then you are required to seek approval for providing a late SPRT from the Provost (explaining why) and for this approval to be submitted as part of your application. See the forms section on the academic promotion website for the approval to submit a late SPRT paperwork.

TIP: The first step is to meet with your academic supervisor and/or Dean of Program.

Have a look at the following 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’).