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Faculty Development: Classroom Observations

Source for your MSU Faculty Development Needs

Classroom Observations

Interested in getting feedback on your teaching? At your request, I can visit your classroom and observe you teach. Since I am not affiliated with any college or department, you can view me as a neutral source (sort of like Switzerland). 

A pre and post observation instructor form will be filled out by you that covers your lesson's objectives and goals for that course. A  confidential evaluation rubric will be filled out on the day of your classroom visit that is just for you. It is your choice if you'd like to share it with your chair and dean; you can also choose to include it in your faculty activities report and tenure packet as evidence of successful teaching - it is completely up to you. The rubric covers content delivery, organization, instructional environment and materials, interaction and presentation, as well as a student observation.

Approximately 10 minutes before the official class time is over, you will be asked to leave the room so students can fill out an anonymous survey.  This is a great way to receive feedback before the end of a semester.

Following my classroom visit, I will meet with you again to discuss what I observed as well as any possible tools and strategies you may want to consider exploring.

Or, if you'd prefer, we can set up a video camera and leave. The recording will be given to you, so you can watch yourself teach, and evaluate student learning in your classroom.