The peer review of teaching with colleagues has been a longstanding practice of many UTS academics across the university. Peer review of teaching can be seen as a collaborative and formative process that informs and inspires teaching practices and development. It is also a scholarly process that can provide compelling evidence for other summative purposes, for example, applying for a teaching award or for promotion.
An Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) project about peer review of teaching in blended learning environments (the way most courses are taught at UTS) was led by Associate Professor Jo McKenzie from 2008-2010, in collaboration with a project team and participating academics from across the ATN universities. This two-year project developed a very useful framework and set of criteria that can be used for all types of peer review. Various resources for the scholarly peer review of teaching in fully-online, blended or face to face learning environments are also available.