Peer Observation in Support of Effective Teaching
Peer Observation in Support of Effective Teaching (POSET) program is a voluntary
program for UNM SOM educators and may be useful for:
• Providing an additional source of confidential feedback in addition to student feedback
• Promoting the development of a collegial network of teaching mentors
• Demonstrating and documenting excellence in teaching for the promotion dossier
• Developing a community of learners and educators
Through confidential interaction with a trained observer, educators receive feedback on the strengths and challenges about the learning environment, learner engagement, session management, and teaching strategies based on a pre-negotiated, standardized assessment tool. Benefits for the peer observers include new perspectives and methods that they might want to incorporate into their own teaching practices.