Multi-Campus Teaching Observation Program

In an effort to continually improve the teaching resources available to our faculty, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College and Scripps College have designed a program whereby faculty from different campuses can visit a class and provide feedback on the experience to the instructor. This program provides an incentivized means for faculty to help one another improve their teaching; after all, our faculty are our best teaching resource.

Any faculty member who wants to participate in the program can simply contact their dean’s office and request that a classroom visit (by a faculty member from another campus) be arranged. The visitor’s name can be provided, or the dean’s office can arrange for an appropriate visitor.

The two faculty can then arrange times for two or three classroom visits, to be followed by an on-campus lunch where feedback can be informally provided. The dean’s office of the requesting faculty member will pay a $100 honorarium to the visitor and will also pay for the lunch. The requesting faculty member will be asked to fill out a brief survey so that the usefulness of the program can be tracked.

This program is independent of the faculty review process. Any information or contact resulting from participation in this program will not be provided to review committees.