The Office of Faculty Development offers a program in Peer Coaching for any Baylor College of Medicine faculty member who wishes to have his/her educational activities reviewed (see How to Set Up a Peer Coaching Session). This process is based on direct interactions between the faculty member and an assigned Coach that includes confidential discussions, observation, feedback, and a formal letter of documentation (see The Peer Coaching Process). Peer coaching may be requested for a variety of educational settings, such as lectures, grand rounds, clinical rounds, small group-based learning, one-on-one interactions, and more. Documentation from this process is particularly valuable in applying for teaching awards (e.g. Norton Rose Fulbright Award) and/or promotion (as part of your educational portfolio).
References to related websites, books, and journal articles are provided for faculty members who desire to become more familiar with the peer coaching literature, as well as links to websites on educator peer mentoring and review topics at other schools and organizations in the United States.
Program Mission Statement
The Peer Coaching for Educators Program is designed for BCM faculty members of all levels to review and improve their teaching competencies.
- To assess teaching skills, tools, and methods
- To encourage and solidify good teaching practices
- To offer strategies and resources for improvement of teaching practices