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Peer Support

What is Peer Support of Teaching? 
Peer Support pairs colleagues to work together to share ideas, learn from one another, build skills, and potentially address challenges related to teaching and learning. Peer Support is not evaluation or remediation. Peer Support can occur in a variety of ways. You and your Peer Support Associate will determine the best approach based on your needs. This may involve one or more of the following: 
  1. Collaborative reflection on a teaching observation
  2. Discussion of teaching and learning objectives (may involve review of materials - e.g., syllabi, online teaching strategies, assignments, student work, SEIs)  
  3. Recorded classes (audio and/or video)
  4. Student focus group
  5. Observe a peer’s class 
  6. Preparing  teaching documentation for promotion and tenure 
  7. De velopm ent of a new course (help with pedagogy and online experience)
How will Peer Support benefit me? 
The purpose of peer support is to help you become a more reflective teacher. The primary purpose is enhancement of teaching and learning based on your goals.

Who is Eligible for Peer Support? Any faculty member (e.g. full-time or part-time, pre-tenure, pre-promotion, adjunct instructors) at WVU can request peer support. This is a free service provided through the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) to the WVU teaching community. 

What is the First Step?
To arrange for Peer Support, simply complete the online form. A representative from the Teaching and Learning Commons will contact you. If you have any questions about the Peer Support process, call the TLC at 304-293-5824. Please keep in mind that requests will be fulfilled as resources are available.

After you request peer support, a Peer Support Associate will be matched with you based on your needs. You and your peer will meet to discuss why you want peer support and what you want to focus on during your work together. The two of you will discuss options and mutually determine the best approach to support your needs.