Peer Enrichment of Teaching (PET):
- The main aims of PET are to give both the observer and observee the opportunity to enhance the quality of their teaching practice and to encourage the dissemination of good practice.
- All academics involved in teaching are observed and observe on a regular and systematic basis.
- It is ultimately the responsibility of the Head of School to ensure that the School has a PET process in place and that it is properly implemented.
- The use of the normal peer enrichment of teaching process for appraisal or promotion is strictly disallowed.
- The process of PET requires a pre-meeting, the observation, and post-observation feedback and reflection.
- Examples of good practice from teaching observations should be shared across the School and / or College using information on the proforma with the consent of the observee.
More Information on each of these bullet points can be found in the Guidelines below:
Peer Enrichment of Teaching Guidelines
UQAC template: Compliance with Guidelines
Forms / Documentation for PET
Suggested University of Birmingham form
More detailed University of Birmingham forms
Option 1: Open categories form
Option 2: Checklist approach
Option 3: Assessment and feedback
PGCertHE Teaching Observation forms from HEFi
Teaching observation: Pre-observation statement
Teaching observation: Report form
Teaching observation: Post-observation evaluation
Generic form for post-observation discussion and reflection
Generic form for good practice worthy of wider dissemination