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Partners in Learning (PIL)


In the PIL program, two faculty members agree to observe each other’s teaching and get together outside the classroom to discuss and offer feedback regarding teaching strategies.  The expectation is that each faculty member will observe the other three times throughout the academic year.  Each member of the dyad will maintain a journal of the experience.  In addition, each faculty member will interview a small group of students from their partner’s classroom. 

At the end of the contract (typically the program runs for two semesters for one academic year), the participating faculty member will produce a reflective essay which will be included in their annual review.  These reflective essays will be archived for the duration of the program providing a resource for all faculty on campus.

Participating faculty members will also participate in a monthly roundtable discussion including all participants in the program.  The purpose of this monthly meeting is to enjoy a facilitated discussion regarding themes relevant to the improvement of teaching.

Finally, participating faculty members are expected to assist in the completion of assessment material designed to evaluate the effectiveness of this program.

Please send your application to Julie Keller (, Administrative Assistant in the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) no later than Friday, August 25, 2014. 

Partners In Learning Application - FY15 [pdf]

Conditions of Agreement for Compensation PIL [pdf]

PIL Certification Form [pdf]

Monthly Pedagogical Talk Series [pdf]

Monthly Roundtable Discussion [pdf]