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February 19, 1999

Peer review is focus of March 8 forum

by Anne Dolan

The role of peer review in faculty development is the discussion topic for the March Faculty Forum and Dinner, sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. It is preceded by a social time and followed by discussion at 6:45 p.m.

To begin the discussion, several faculty members from departments that have, or are developing, peer review guidelines will summarize what their departments are doing. CTE director Corly Brooke, representing human development and family studies, will be one of those who talks about the process in her department.

"This is meant to be an exchange of ideas of how peer review is being implemented," she said. "Departments will decide their own policies."

Brooke noted that the newest promotion and tenure policy recommends that a faculty portfolio include a record of peer review. She said the discussion should be useful both to departments that are beginning to put together a peer review process, and to individuals up for promotion soon who want to learn more about using peer reviews in their faculty portfolios.

Dinner reservations are due to Jane Henning, 4-2906,, by 5 p.m. Friday, March 5. Faculty who can't come for dinner are welcome at the discussion.

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