The goal of the proposed project, Redesigning Education For Learning through Evidence and Collaborative Teaching (REFLECT), is to increase significantly the use of highly effective, evidence- based STEM teaching methods at the University of Portland using peer observation. The proposal team from science, engineering, mathematics, and education plans to test an innovative method of teacher change based on faculty peer observation that leads to reflective teaching. The REFLECT framework has been designed for small teaching-focused universities where the incentive structure for faculty is often based on teaching success rather than research output. The REFLECT framework is organized to support adopters by providing an alternative form of assessing teaching through peer evaluation and reflection, going beyond student evaluations.
National Science Foundation NSF IUSE:EHR Proposal 1710735