Document Your Teaching

Document Your Teaching

Teaching is a vital component of many faculty members’ position responsibility statement. According to Section 5.2.3 of the Faculty Handbook, “Most faculty have significant teaching responsibilities, and the quality of their teaching is a major factor in evaluating their accomplishments and performances.”

Effectively documenting your teaching is necessary for formative improvement, and essential in annual performance evaluations, promotion and tenure reviews, and supporting teaching award nominations.

To begin your documentation, download the Documenting Evidence of Effective Teaching (PDF). This ISU-focused list provides opportunities for documenting effective teaching from the perspective of the instructor, colleagues, and students.

Review additional methods

Student Evidence

There are several strategies to ensure constructive student feedback as well as encourage students’ response rate.

Using a formative course feedback tool creates an excellent opportunity to discuss the shared responsibility for teaching and learning in a course.

Instructor Evidence

A teaching philosophy is a document in progress, and it should change and evolve as your teaching experiences build.

Peer Evidence

CELT utilizes Quality Matters (QM), a faculty-centered, peer review process based on best practices to measure online and hybrid courses’ quality.

Implementing an observation process takes forethought. Review these best practices for peer observation.