Peer Observation Partners

Self-Enroll for the Fall 2023 Canvas Course


Enrollment closes Monday, October 2.

Peer Observation Partners

Give, receive, interpret, and apply peer feedback to improve your teaching skills and confidence.

Improve your observation and teaching skills with the flexible and individualized Peer Observation Partners (POP). Participate in POP to build your teaching portfolio, connect with other L&S TAs, observe new teaching methods and styles, and improve your skills giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify your goals for observing teaching and being observed
  2. Select a strategy for being observed and receiving feedback best suited to your goals
  3. Employ a strategy to observe and provide feedback to other graduate student teachers
  4. Evaluate your experience to determine value-adds, limitations, and next steps for giving and receiving feedback


This program is designed for TAs across L&S with varying teaching experiences and academic backgrounds.

Fall 2023 Session

For Fall 2023, the program runs Sept 8-Dec 1. Self-enroll in the Canvas Course by Monday, Sept 25. To enroll:

L&S TAs complete a practice-focused Canvas workshop to establish your goals for peer observation, discover how to make them happen. Then, you join a Peer Pod, collaboratively select observation times, and communicate goals. The workshop includes the following Modules:

  • Module 1: Your Observation Goals (Sept  7-Oct 2)
  • Module 2: Peer Pod Observation (Oct 6-Nov 17)
  • Module 3: Critical Reflection (Nov 17-Dec 1)

Estimated time commitment is 6 hours including the asynchronous Canvas workshop and observing two peers.


Enrollment closes Monday, September 28.