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Teaching Excellence Program

Faculty-to-Faculty Peer Mentoring

What is TEP peer mentoring?

Peer mentoring is…

  • Provided by experienced Lewis & Clark faculty who have participated in the TEP peer observation trainings
  • Completely voluntary
  • Confidential
  • Focused on providing support, not assessment
  • Constructive and collaborative, not evaluative
  • Available for any member of the CAS faculty (tenured, term, tenure-track, visiting, adjunct)
Peer mentoring includes…
  • Focused assistance in identifying and addressing challenges in a particular class
  • An initial classroom observation at any time of the semester
  • Follow-up classroom observations, if desired
  • Assistance with post-observation goal setting
  • Support in developing and utilizing effective pedagogical techniques
  •  Collaborative and in-depth consultations focused on one or more courses
  • Feedback on syllabus planning and course design
  • Facilitation of a mid-semester, consensus-based, student feedback process to provide concrete suggestions for your course, if desired
  • Ongoing mentoring and collaborative goal setting (beyond the single semester of classroom observation)
  • Assistance with interpreting end-of-semester student evaluations
  • Support for departments or programs who wish to evaluate and improve upon shared student experiences in the major or minor

 

Please submit the following form to request a TEP peer mentor or contact Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell (jerusha@lclark.edu):