Education

Peer-Assisted Reflection on Student Learning (PAROSL)

Professional Learning

In collaboration with UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching; Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences; and Division of the Humanities, CRESST provides technical assistance for the Peer-Assisted Reflection on Student Learning (PAROSL) project. The goal of the project is to develop, pilot, and refine resources that support formative faculty peer observation at UCLA.

The PAROSL process, informed by both research on best practices and extensive stakeholder input, prioritizes collaboration, reflection, and innovation among faculty, rather than evaluation or measurement of proficiency. Substantively, PAROSL focuses on student-centered instruction and inclusive teaching practices. PAROSL aims to enhance the education of UCLA students by creating space for faculty to learn with and from each other.

Qualitative data collected via a small-scale usability study (involving eight faculty) are being used to refine the initial iteration of PAROSL. The outcome of this work will be a toolkit faculty can use to support and build their classroom practices as part of a collaborative peer observation team. Subsequent stages of the work will involve broader adoption across campus, further refinement, and evaluation.

Project Director(s):

Noelle Griffin, Glory Tobiason