Peer Review Network

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Participation in the PRN provides documentation that can be used in annual Promotion and Tenure packets (in Digital Measures) as two of the four evidences of scholarly teaching (reflection on teaching and peer review of teaching).

SPRING 2017 Schedule Deadline to Register is Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Shortly after registering, you will receive an email inviting you to join a Canvas course, Peer Review Network, and will receive instructions and a template for writing and submitting your reflective memo.
  • Reflective Memo will be due Monday, March 13, 2017
  • No later than Friday, March 17, 2017 you will receive a peer’s memo for you to read and review (template for review will be provided)
  • Review of your peer’s memo is due Monday, April 3, 2017
  • No later than Monday, April 10, 2017 you will receive a peer’s review of your Reflective Memo
  • PRN Survey will be due on Friday, April 28, 2017

The Peer Review Network (PRN) provides opportunities for faculty to engage in scholarly reflection and meaningful peer review of teaching practices. Both reflection on teaching (when documented) and engagement in peer review are means of demonstrating teaching effectiveness. Documentation of these activities can be effectively used in annual performance reviews and packets for promotion and tenure.

Benefits of Participation

● Engage in guided reflection of your teaching practices.
● Learn from your peers and identify opportunities for professional/teaching growth.
Generate documentation for inclusion in your Annual Performance Evaluation and Promotion &Tenure portfolio regarding the evaluation of scholarly teaching.

Participants in NMSU’s PRN submit a written, guided reflection on some aspect of their teaching.
Reviewers then provide feedback on the reflective document using the PQP method: what they liked
(Praise), questions they have (Questions), and possibilities they foresee (Possibilities).

The Spring 2017 session of the PRN will include submission of documents that consider course alignment
with Baccalaureate Experience learning objectives. Over the course of one month, participants will
review Baccalaureate Experience learning objectives and consider how their course assignment aligns
with one of the identified learning objectives.

NMSU’s PRN is grounded in the Boyer model of scholarly teaching and builds on the work of Denton,
Sipple, Cooper-Freytag and others. The PRN process encourages meaningful dialogue about pedagogy,
teaching practices and philosophy while stimulating collegiality between faculty and across disciplines. —

See survey results from participants in our pilot implementation


Learn more about Scholarly Teaching

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