Spring 2022 Teaching Squares

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The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) invites participation in the Spring 2022 Teaching Squares program.  

A teaching square is a group of four (sometimes five) faculty, usually from across disciplines, that meet regularly throughout a semester to support each other and celebrate best practices for teaching and learning (Haave, 2014).  At SF State, we opened up the format for the teaching squares such that faculty can self-organize into their groups, and the sizes can exceed the typical four-person group.  Alternatively, faculty can also register to be grouped by CEETL into a cross-disciplinary square of four to five people.

Teaching Square groups can: 

  • Collaborate in a reciprocal self and peer course observation with your peers and colleagues, using this example tool
  • Engage in conversations within your square, share and try new teaching strategies, reflect on your course(s), and celebrate successes. 
  • Offer ongoing support to members of the teaching squares as we continue our way through a year full of transition. 

When is the program offered, and how can I register?

  • Faculty Stipend: $500 (pre-tax) upon completion* 
  • GTA Stipend: $220 (pre-tax) upon completion* 
  • Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours 


Click here to form your own self-organized Teaching Square (1 submitter per group).  Self-organized squares are welcome to start meeting as early as they like, and we will be in touch with information and updates in January.   

  • Self-organized groups can start whenever your group is ready. Sign up by January 27, 2022.  Completion deadline: April 8.

Click here to be placed in a CEETL-organized Teaching Square.  You will receive an email with the details of your teaching square groups on February 1. 

  • CEETL-organized Teaching Squares Start: February 1, 2022. Sign up by January 27, 2022. Completion deadline: April 8.


  • Faculty may register for up to two Teaching Squares groups per semester.
  • All stipends for CEETL course completions by eligible participants are processed through payroll and are subject to tax, so the final amount and timing for stipend payments may vary according to individual tax rates and employment status with the university. To monitor incoming payments, we recommend you turn on your bank notifications to get alerts on your accounts. All members of the SF State teaching community are welcome to engage in and complete CEETL faculty development courses for a certificate, but due to CSU policy the following appointments will not be eligible to receive a stipend: MPPs, Staff, FERP faculty, and individuals not actively employed at SF State.


Learn more and register for each QLT or TTTT PIE slice courses

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What is JEDI PIE?

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What is Online Teaching Squares?

Faculty participants join three other teaching colleagues to form a supportive, non-evaluative “teaching square,” to share inclusive teaching practices and learn from each other throughout the fall semester. 

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CEETL facilitates and fosters reflective teaching and learning communities throughout the academic year.