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Whatever happened to peer review? Revitalising the contribution of tutors to course evaluation

Whatever happened to peer review? Revitalising the contribution of tutors to course evaluation
Whatever happened to peer review? Revitalising the contribution of tutors to course evaluation
Highlights the current emphasis on student feedback in the review and evaluation of units/modules at higher education level for quality audit purposes. Expresses the view that, while this is unquestionably desirable and necessary, other stakeholder perspectives are essential to create a balanced picture - in particular, the professional judgments of academic staff. Explains how the principle of peer review informed a pilot project at Sheffield Hallam University, in which two groups of academic staff from different units within the same broad subject area reviewed and evaluated each other's units. Reports on the background and motivation for the project and on the setting up and management of the review process. Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the process based on feedback from the participants. Indicates some of the cultural and procedural lessons learnt from the project and suggests ways of taking the process forward.
Higher education, evaluation, review
32-39
Bingham, Rosie
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Ottewill, Roger
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Bingham, Rosie
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Ottewill, Roger
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Bingham, Rosie and Ottewill, Roger (2001) Whatever happened to peer review? Revitalising the contribution of tutors to course evaluation. Quality Assurance in Education, 9 (1), 32-39.

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Abstract

Highlights the current emphasis on student feedback in the review and evaluation of units/modules at higher education level for quality audit purposes. Expresses the view that, while this is unquestionably desirable and necessary, other stakeholder perspectives are essential to create a balanced picture - in particular, the professional judgments of academic staff. Explains how the principle of peer review informed a pilot project at Sheffield Hallam University, in which two groups of academic staff from different units within the same broad subject area reviewed and evaluated each other's units. Reports on the background and motivation for the project and on the setting up and management of the review process. Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the process based on feedback from the participants. Indicates some of the cultural and procedural lessons learnt from the project and suggests ways of taking the process forward.

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: Higher education, evaluation, review

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Local EPrints ID: 11079
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/11079
PURE UUID: 37064caf-b202-4164-8306-c5512ecd1f42

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Date deposited: 18 Jan 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:04

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