Observing a Colleague Teaching

  • speaks at appropriate volume, given the size of the class
  • makes eye contact with individual students
  • delivers at a good pace
  • level of sophistication of material is appropriate for the course
  • delivers clear explanations
  • makes good use of board or overhead projector, including clear writing
  • has good rapport with students
  • makes provision for students to ask questions and/or make contributions
  • answers student questions well
  • shows respect for students (lack of sarcasm or belittling)
  • commands respect and attention of students; good attendance
  • material and activities are well organized
  • displays good understanding/knowledge of material in this area
  • delivers material of interest to students
  • explains structure of lecture or exercise in advance
  • clearly states his/her expectations of students
  • uses non-sexist, non-gender-biased and non-racially-biased language