Peer Review of Teaching

For more information, please contact the Academic Promotion Team.

The TIU team are working with our academic staff to identify ways to review online and remotely delivered content. Pre-COVID-19, many of the SPRT reports involved reviewing old learnonline content/material so our reviewers are trained and experienced in this aspect. Academic promotion panel members are also very aware that COVID-19 has required our academics to move swiftly to transition content online to continue delivering to our students and this will be considered when reviewing your SPRT.

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 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’).