Faculty Development: Teaching Observation Program: Introduction to Peer Assessment of Teaching


Education is becoming more collaborative, including the ways teachers improve their teaching. Prepared with tools for giving feedback, peer observers can provide unique and non-threatening insights to one’s teaching techniques and style. Through the Teaching Observation Program (TOP), UCSF faculty can pair up for peer assessment of teaching in real-life settings. This workshop introduces the essential elements of effective feedback, and provides an opportunity for participants to hone their own observation, evaluation and feedback skills.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe the elements of effective feedback
Describe the TOP (Teaching Observation Program) process: Preparation, Observation/Evaluation and Feedback
Observe a teaching session and compose feedback for a peer instructor
Effectively deliver feedback to a peer instructor
Promote a culture that includes peer feedback as an accepted and routine aspect of teaching
During this workshop, participants will:

Brainstorm about benefits and challenges of giving and receiving peer feedback
Role-play feedback in pairs
UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 277 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.