Every teacher can learn something from a peer. That’s one of the reasons FACET was founded—to encourage the sharing of best practices in teaching. A comprehensive Peer Review, based on the best practices of Peer Review in the literature, allows for the documentation of teaching excellence. FACET adopted the strategic initiative of creating and maintaining a Peer Review resource in the early 2000's.
Every campus within Indiana University has some type of peer review process already in place. Most faculty initiate peer review at the campus level. FACET Peer Review is not meant to replace campus level review. However, there are times when faculty wish for a peer reviewer not affiliated with their campus or might benefit from assistance or a ‘coach’ in enhancing their teaching. The training of FACET-certified peer reviewers grounds their practices to provide a unique contribution in these situations.