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Peer Review: The Importance of Education for Best Practice


Goldberg, LR and Parham, DF and Coufal, KL and Maeda, M and Scudder, RR and Sechtem, PR, Peer Review: The Importance of Education for Best Practice, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 7, (2) pp. 71-84. ISSN 1544-0389 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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The effectiveness of teaching is expected by an increasingly skeptical public that wants those in higher education to contain costs, increase access, and teach in ways that make sure students learn. An integral and under-used component of documenting teaching effectiveness is peer review. A framework for best practice to ensure a systematic and comprehensive approach to any peer review has been developed and a foundational aspect of this framework is education about the process and its implementation. In the current pilot study, administrators and non-administrators involved in university teaching were surveyed about their knowledge of, and experiences with, peer review. A striking finding was the notable degree of uncertainty about many components of the process on the part of non-administrators. Results verify the critical importance of education prior to and following any peer review, particularly for instructors in non-administrative positions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Peer review, education, best practice
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Goldberg, LR (Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg)
ID Code:95581
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2014-12-21
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