Are you an experienced educator, passionate about enhancing student learning outcomes at Griffith? Are you a learning and teaching Citation or Award recipient or member of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy who would like to enable and encourage your fellow educators to implement effective teaching strategies in their practice?

Are you an experienced Course Convenor who would like the opportunity to help new Convenors enhance their course? Would you like to be part of a small course enhancement team, collaborating with and mentoring colleagues throughout the course enhancement process?

If you answered yes to any of the above, great! We invite you to consider the following opportunities to enhance learning and teaching at Griffith by collaborating with your colleagues as a Peer Enhancement of Teaching (PET) Observer or a Peer Assisted Course Enhancement Scheme (PACES) Mentor.

Through this process not only will you support colleagues to enhance their learning and teaching practices, you will also receive formal recognition for your participation which you may use as evidence of your leadership in learning and teaching for ASCD purposes, promotion submissions and applications for grants, awards and HEA Fellowships.


Be a Peer Enhancement of Teaching (PET) Observer

About this opportunity

Being a PET Observer is a great opportunity to support colleagues to critically reflect on their practice and share your expertise in the specific learning and teaching strategies and capabilities that you are passionate about.

The PET process involves observing two teaching sessions with another colleague and providing verbal and written feedback on the sessions to your PET partner. They can then use this feedback to reflect on and enhance their teaching practice, leading to an enhanced learning experience for students. It’s also an excellent opportunity to reflect on your own practice!

Feedback from previous Observers

Thanks very much all your support throughout the process. I had great experience in the Program as an observer and found it very beneficial to my teaching too. I would be more than happy to be an observer again in the future.

~ Patricia, observer 2019

Thank you for all your assistance. It’s been an interesting and very informative experience for me also. I have really enjoyed being a part of this PET journey.

~Beth, observer 2019

I have enjoyed the process and think that the PET is a valuable opportunity – for all parties involved.

~ Angela, observer 2018

Express Your Interest in being an observer

Fill out the online EOI form to express your interest in being a Peer Enhancement of Teaching (PET) Observer.

Would you like to receive collegial feedback on your teaching? Please fill out the PET participant EOI form and we’ll be in touch.


Be a Peer Assisted Course Enhancement Scheme (PACES) Mentor

About this opportunity

Being a PACES Mentor is an opportunity to partner with one or more colleagues with the aim of reinvigorating and enhancing the design and delivery of a course.

The PACES process involves collaborating with your mentee(s), supporting them to critically reflect on their practice and intentionally re/design their course, and offering feedback throughout the Trimester as they complete a series of tasks designed to initially produce a Course Development Plan and then later a Course Enhancement and personalised Professional Learning and Development Plan.

Express Your Interest in being a mentor

Fill out the online EOI form to express your interest in being a Peer Assisted Course Enhancement Scheme (PACES) Mentor.

Would you like to enhance your course? Please fill out the PACES participant EOI form and we’ll be in touch.

If you have any questions about the Peer Enhancement of Teaching and Learning processes at Griffith, please get in touch with Kirsty Mallitt.