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. And it’s why FACET is currently developing and coordinating peer review resources
FACET advocates for excellence in teaching; a comprehensive Peer Review, based on the best practices of Peer Review in the literature, allows for the documentation of teaching excellence. As a respected organization of excellent teachers, the leaders of FACET adopted the strategic initiative of creating and maintaining a Peer Review resource. This resource facilitates the development of experts who conduct peer reviews of teaching as well as permitting those seeking a peer review a possible method of connecting with a peer reviewer.
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. As a community recognized for teaching excellence, FACET can provide a unique contribution in these situations.