To provide helpful and appropriate feedback, a peer reviewer needs to understand how the teaching session fits within the context of the total course/learning experience.
Thus, a conference should be scheduled prior to the observation. This may be an extended discussion, while at other times, an email or telephone conversation might suffice.
Prior to the observation period, the reviewer should gather and review items such as:
After the observation period, the reviewer should prepare a report of the review to be used in promotion and tenure documents, as well as for the individual use of the faculty member seeking feedback.
The reviewer should also call a meeting with the faculty member to discuss the outcome. Questions to address in this meeting might include:
How did you feel about the learners during the session (in relation to your goals for them)?