Collegial Observations (formerly called Classroom Support Conversations) involves a colleague who will join your class (all modalities welcome) followed by a confidential, support conversation. Typically the observation and conversation is done by a colleague in the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, within TIPS. The support conversation provides formative feedback from an outside perspective on the aspects of your teaching that interest you most. You will be provided objective data regarding your teaching techniques and how best to support your students.
While you may use the feedback you receive to document that you have been working to improve your teaching, we do not conduct summative assessments or support conversations for faculty who are undergoing the process of reappointment, or tenure/promotion review.
If you have further questions about Collegial Observations, contact us at TIPS@ucdenver.edu