Endorsement of Position Paper on Peer Review of Instruction

AS-2262-95/FA - March 9-10, 1995

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University support the position paper, "Peer Review Of Instruction in the CSU," and specifically the recommendations contained therein; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge campuses to support efforts to improve instruction through peer support efforts that conform to these recommendations; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Chancellor and campus presidents to provide financial support and released time to assist in making these efforts successful.

RATIONALE: Chancellor's Office support of "Peer Review of Instruction" was instituted with little faculty consultation. In response to this, the Faculty Affairs Committee has been examining peer review efforts in this system and elsewhere. The Position paper summarizes our position and our recommendations. We support efforts to directly improve instruction through peer review and related methodologies, and recommend that the system and individual campuses provide the resources necessary to make these efforts work.


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