Learning to Look Workshop I: Class Observations
Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 3–4 p.m. in UC 402/403
Thursday, Feb. 23 | 3–4 p.m. in UC 402/403
Observation of teaching is an essential tool for ensuring quality instruction. But there is considerable evidence that common observation procedures are not as accurate, fair, or efficient as we would want them to be. This workshop is designed for faculty who observe colleagues or make decisions based on observations. Improving observation procedures can bring rewards such as improved decision-making, improved faculty morale, and better quality of instruction for students.
We’ll present recent research and practical tools for improved teaching observations: how to gain more comprehensive and accurate information about what’s happening in classrooms; how to reduce potential biases and ensure fairness; and how to increase the efficiency of an emotionally demanding and time-consuming process. Open to USF faculty, including those in administrative roles.