The Complementary Teaching Assessment Project Team (CTAPT) was formed in the winter of 2018 to research and develop methods of assessing teaching and learning, and to provide recommendations based on empirical evidence and feedback consultations with the University of Waterloo community.
CTAPT is part of a larger initiative to improve the way we assess teaching and learning at Waterloo, working in parallel but separately from the Course Evaluation Project Team (CEPT), which was formed to explore and implement a new tool for student course perception surveys.
The focus of CTAPT is to recommend additional methods that can be used campus-wide to complement course evaluations. These methods may include peer evaluation or teaching dossiers, for example. Our goal is to make recommendations that are useful for both formative and summative assessment, based on both research and input compiled through campus consultations.