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How Can I Give Negative Peer Feedback That Leads to Change?


We show you strategies and specific practices you can use to make critical feedback conversations successful. Explore models, principles, and concrete actions to manage negative feedback effectively.


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How Can I Give Negative Peer Feedback That Leads to Change?

This stresses me out more than it does you.

As much as it might surprise instructors under review to hear something like that, research shows it’s accurate.

And if you’ve ever conducted a faculty performance evaluation, you know it’s true.

After all, it’s not only students who need evaluation to get better. Faculty performance assessment bears significant responsibility, and you’re not doing your peers any favors by avoiding a potentially sensitive discussion.

Purchase the How Can I Give Negative Peer Feedback That Leads to Change? 20-Minute Mentor, presented by Roben Torosyan, PhD. You’ll explore models, principles, and concrete actions to manage negative feedback effectively.


How Can I Give Negative Feedback That Leads to Change? was designed to take the worry out of discussing critical feedback, especially when you’re sharing it with a peer.

This program will help you:

  • Gain credibility in terms of your knowledge and intentions
  • Reduce your stress about sharing your observations
  • Frame your negative feedback in a way that makes it useful
  • Prompt your colleagues to anticipate and avoid barriers to change

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Focus on your peers intrinsic or internally driven motives for teaching
  • Speak in ways that reduce your personal stress when giving feedback
  • Create different ways to look at critical and negative feedback
  • Generate questions that establish common ground and promote shared priorities for change

Topics Covered

We all have to give negative feedback sometimes—in our personal lives as well as our professional lives.

This presentation will help you do a better job of it, whatever the context.

You’ll learn:

  • Questioning techniques to help you build credibility
  • Methods for focusing your comments and making them more tangible
  • Practices and appeals to build agreement between you and the instructor you’re evaluating
  • Prompts to help your peer prioritize and plan for change


The presenter has provided multiple supplemental materials to help you implement what you learn. You’ll receive:

  • Checklists for before and after activities
  • Self-assessments and rubrics to understand your approach to feedback
  • Sample documents, including sample teaching clips with observation notes
  • A compilation of learning objectives with teaching activities you can propose, mapped to each learning level


Whether you’re about to deliver a negative faculty review or know that you may need to do so soon, this program will help you develop this important skill.

You’ll find that the principles and practices presented in this session apply to giving negative feedback regarding both teaching materials alone and classroom observations accompanied by such materials.

The presentation will be particularly helpful for individuals in the following positions:

  • Academic leaders
  • Campus administrators
  • Faculty
  • Faculty developers
  • Educational developers
  • Graduate student instructors
  • Future faculty


Knowing how to deliver difficult feedback is an invaluable skill. It will help you and your colleagues develop your careers and benefit students for years to come.

Take advantage of this professional development opportunity by purchasing this program today.

Product Code: PM14GA

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