December 11, 2014

‘Teaching Triads’ to launch next semester

Teaching Triads is a peer-observation program launching next semester designed to help faculty members grow and develop as teachers. The program is through the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Participating faculty are arranged into groups of three (triads) with varying levels of experience. Over a semester triad members will take turns visiting each other’s classrooms and observing a lecture or guided class discussion.

The process is explicitly constructive and formative. The goal is not to evaluate teaching ability and performance, but rather to learn and benefit from observing others, and more importantly, to use the experience as a starting point for establishing a plan for life-long development as an educator.

For more information, visit the program’s website or contact Matthew Schlesinger, associate professor, psychology, at