What is it?
• Course observation is a method used for providing expert opinion and feedback for both face-to-face and online classes upon the request of the faculty.
• It might include evaluation of course syllabi, assessment tools, and/or course materials, if requested.
• This practice aims to enhance the effectiveness of faculty teaching based on the feedback provided by the experts.
Who can apply?
• The faculty of METU
When to apply?
• Upon the announcement e-mail by ÖGEM in the middle of the semester
Course Observation Protocol
• ÖGEM conducts this practice upon the request of the faculty.
• The faculty makes a request for the course observation by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The faculty is asked to fill out the pre-observation and evaluation form (Form A).
• Course observation is done using the course observation form (Form B or Form C) at the appointed time and date. The observation lasts at least one hour.
• The faculty is expected to inform their students about the purpose and the process of the observation beforehand.
• If requested by the faculty, the course syllabus, materials, and assessment tools are evaluated by experts at ÖGEM.
• The results are shared only with the faculty through a written report within one week of the course observation. If requested by the faculty, the report also includes the evaluation of the course syllabus, materials, and assessment tools.
• After sharing the report, the expert and faculty meet face-to-face or online to discuss the results.
• Lastly, the faculty is expected to fill in an evaluation form (Form D) to provide feedback about the effectiveness of the practice.