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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.