Anoka Ramsey Community College is committed to promoting academic excellence and the improvement of teaching and learning. We are proud to offer innovative, faculty led, peer review processes that are uniquely designed to provide instructors with timely, actionable feedback on their courses in a supportive and confidential manner.
Faculty Peer Review Programs
The SGIF process is designed to provide faculty with early to mid-semester student feedback on questions tailored to the faculty member’s needs. A trained facilitator meets with the faculty member to discuss their goals and customize the SGIF questions. The SGIF facilitator will then observe a portion of the course before moving to a facilitated small group discussion with the students. The student feedback is then summarized and used by the facilitator to write actionable recommendations for changes to the course, some of which can be implemented that very semester.
The POP is designed to give faculty feedback on their teaching at any point in the semester and can be conducted in seated or online synchronous classes. Faculty are paired with a colleague who is a trained POP reviewer. They meet prior to the classroom observation to establish goals and priorities. The reviewer then observes one full class period and makes recommendations to the faculty member.
The PRomOTE process is a mid-semester feedback system for online courses that focuses on structure and organization of the course, content delivery methods, student engagement, and instructor feedback. A trained peer reviewer meets with the faculty member to discuss their goals for the review. The reviewer then observes the online classroom for two weeks and provides feedback and recommendations to the faculty member on how to enhance their online learning environment.