Peer Review of Teaching


As part of the university-wide Peer Review of Teaching (PRT) Initiative, the Faculty of Arts adopted PRT guidelines in April 2012 (revised in May 2013) and many units in Arts are now including external peer reviewers as part of their PRT procedures. Professor Richard Price serves as the Faculty of Arts’ Peer Review of Teaching Representative and provides training to external peer reviewers.  Richard can be reached at richard.price (at)


Click on the link for a copy of the 2009 UBC PRT Report, which provides background on the PRT Initiative.

Click on the following link to download the Faculty of Arts Peer Review of Teaching Guide May 2013.

Faculty interested in using lecture capture for peer reviews of teaching should contact the Helpdesk at arts.helpdesk (at), or for further assistance, Ricardo Serrano at ricardo.serrano (at) in Arts ISIT.

A Peer Review Guide for Online Courses at Penn State (Sept 28, 2010)

UBC Teaching Principles [then click "Effective Teaching Principles and Practices" in the blue box at the left]


WORKSHOPS for External Reviewers

In accordance with the Faculty of Arts Peer Review of Teaching Guide, peer reviewers are to be tenured faculty members.


Professor Price will provide two workshops in the Buchanan Penthouse (B500) on: Thursday September 11, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and Thursday October 2, 2014, 9:00am to 11:00am. Those interested in attending are asked to contact Cathy Der at sec.dean(at) in the Dean’s Office to confirm attendance. Workshop participants are asked to review the Arts PRT Guide document in advance and to bring any questions they have.


Professor Richard Price provided a condensed 90-min workshop on Monday September 23, 2013, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, in the Dean’s Office meeting room, Buchanan A244.


A number of Summative Peer Review of Teaching Workshops for External Peer Reviewers were held in Fall 2012 as follows:  August 28, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00pm, Buchanan Penthouse  |  September 10, 2012, 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Buchanan Penthouse  | September 20, 2012, 9:00am to 12:00noon, AnSo Building, room 2107

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