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Team Observing Peers (TOP) program

The Center for Teaching is happy to announce a new program for faculty development.  The Team Observing Peers (TOP) program enables faculty members to learn from each other through mutual observation. The goal is to gain new ideas, strategies, and techniques for classroom teaching and to share goals and common concerns. This program is formative, not evaluative; it is an avenue for faculty development. It will not be a part of anyone’s review process. In short, teams of 3 faculty members will be created based on similar disciplines and teaching styles.  Each of the team members will visit each other's classrooms to provide constructive and effective feedback on the classroom experience.  Materials to facilitate the classroom observations and feedback sessions will be provided.    In order to facilitate this program, an Orientation Session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15th from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Center for Teaching (2nd floor, duPont Library).  Lunch will be provided. (Please email dmiles@sewanee.edu to sign up.)