A FACET Peer Review (coaching, formative, or summative) always begins with a request from a faculty member to the FACET office. Please do not directly contact coaches or peer reviewers. FACET does not provide Peer Reviews at the request of department chairs, deans, or other administrators.
The process of assigning a coach or peer reviewer may take a month, especially as the number of reviews is increasing; please be patient. For a formative peer review, it is best to make the request at least three (3) months prior to the date the letter is desired.
For summative reviews, going to third parties, no requests will be facilitated if the review cannot be completed more than (3) months prior to the date the letter is desired. We believe that the best practice is to request these reviews two semesters before they would be used in a promotion or award dossier. Why? Because if the evaluation rates teaching below the "excellent" level, the reviewed faculty member has time to demonstrate responsiveness and growth, which is a hallmark of teaching excellence.