The Teaching Quality Framework Rubric is a tool for considering different dimensions of quality teaching and what various levels of proficiency in each of those dimensions may look like. The dimensions of quality teaching presented here (Goals, Content, & Alignment; Preparation for Teaching; Methods & Teaching Practices; Presentation & Student Interaction; Sutdent Outcomes; Mentorship & Advising; and Reflection, Development, & Teaching Service/Scholarship) are founded on the scholarship on teaching and teaching evaluation, and in particular are adapted from the work of Glassick, Huber, and Maeroff, 1997 and that of Follmer Greenhoot, Ward, and Bernstein, 2017.  Within these dimensions are various criteria that can be used to gauge and support growth in teaching proficiency. The TQF rubric is meant to provide departments with a scholarly approach that takes in consideration the development of teaching quality of faculty members over time, and therefore can be used for formal processes such as reappointment, promotion, and tenure evaluation. 

  • Full assessment version of the TQF Rubric (July 2022; pdf opens in new window; Word downloads a docx). This example rubric-based approach to evaluating teaching one possible way a scholarly framework (in this case the 2 page version of the rubric found below) can be adapted into a tool for evaluating teaching in a primary unit.
  • TQF DEIB Supplement to the Rubric (Updated July 2022; pdf opens in new window; Word downloads a docx). This supplement pulls out and showcases the DEIB specific criteria from the full assessment rubric above. This supplement also includes DEIB references and resources (DEIB = drawing from Diverse perspectives, engaging in Equitable and Inclusive practices, and fostering students’ sense of Belonging).  
  • 2 page framework version of the TQF Rubric (Updated October 2020; pdf opens in new window; Word downloads a docx). This condensed version is organized into four levels that build from basic toward advanced proficiency in teaching. It is intended to be used as an entry point into the TQF framework representing the seven dimensions of teaching quality.
  • TQF Rubric Mapping Tool (October 2020; pdf opens in new window; Word downloads a docx). A guide to help departments / individuals connect sources of evidence that can be used in teaching evaluation to the seven dimensions of quality teaching outlined in the 2 page framework version of the TQF Rubric above.

Please note we will periodically replace the above files as revisions are made. If you share the TQF Rubric(s), we ask that you share the link to this webpage rather than to the file itself. 

Questions or feedback on this rubric can be directed to Noah Finkelstein at or Cynthia Hampton at