TEACHING SQUARES

Would you like to:

  • Reflect upon your teaching practice
  • Meet other faculty who are interested in talking about teaching and learning
  • Curious to see how others teach outside of your own discipline
  • Learn from your colleagues about other ways of teaching, evaluation, use of materials, technology and more…

RSVP now for Spring Semester!

The teaching squares project offers faculty at any stage in their career an opportunity to gain new insight into their own teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. The four faculty in each “square” agree to visit one another’s classes over the course of a semester and then to meet to discuss what they’ve learned. The purpose of a Teaching Square is to open up new spaces for reflection and conversation about teaching. Review the Teaching Squares Guidelines for more information

READING: Faculty Focus: Teaching Squares Bring Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

Schedule

Week Activity Description
1-3 Assignments
(1/14 – 1/25)
RSVP here to express your interest. You will receive a group email with your square assignment.
3-4 Introductions
(1/28 – 2/8)
Meet with members of your Square to discuss expectations and to plan a preliminary schedule.
5 Materials Exchange
(2/11-2/15)
Confirm class visit times and provide any relevant course materials (syllabus, etc) to your Square partners.
7-10 Class Visits
(2/25-3/29)
Visit one class of each of your square partners and record what you observe.
11-12 Self-Reflection
(4/1-4/12)
Reflect on your teaching and submit your reflection online.
13-15

Final Meetings
(4/15-4/26)

Meet with your Square to share reflections. ($100 allowance, click for details)