Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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External Peer Review of Teaching (ExPeRT) Portfolios for Promotion
Denise Chalmers, Lee Partridge

Last modified: 09-05-2018


This paper focuses on the role and purpose of external expert peer review of teaching portfolios for promotion, using institutional criteria. This is grounded in the recognition that higher education institutions typically struggle to identify suitably experienced, expert reviewers of teaching portfolios for promotion purposes. It considers the feasibility of establishing a ‘College of Peers’ who are endorsed and trained teaching and learning experts to carry out the reviews. A model of training expert peer reviewers was trailed.  While grounded in the Australian context, the issues and applications are international.

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