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Assessment of Teaching

Penn State’s new Faculty Teaching Assessment Framework assesses teaching using evidence from three sources, peer review, student feedback, and self-assessment. The framework identifies four Elements of Effective Teaching, which serve as standards against which the combined sources of evidence are assessed.

Read the University Faculty Senate reports that created the framework and additional reports from the subsequent Joint Implementation Taskforce and its subcommittees.

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If you would like to discuss any aspect of teaching assessment, please reach out to any SITE faculty consultant or send an email to

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