SSGI Teaching Squares

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Spring 2021 SSGI Teaching Squares

CEETL invites registration for the Spring 2021 Student Success Graduation Initiative (SSGI) Teaching Squares. As we enter the third semester of remote instruction, these teaching squares will provide a supportive, peer-based environment for faculty members to reflect upon their course design and teaching effectiveness to improve student course completion rates, eliminate equity gaps and promote timely progress to degree. 

 

What is Teaching Square?

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). The literature on teaching squares done in person suggests peers engage in course observations that focus on what teachers can learn from one another. We are asking participants to perform course peer reviews as part of this semester's teaching squares in order to foster the value of this practice in the online teaching environment.  

 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.

Suggested Teaching Square activities, as determined by each Teaching Square:

  • Perform a self-review of one of your courses. 

  • Collaborate in a reciprocal online course peer review with one of your peers/colleagues.  CEETL has developed a Self & Peer Online Course Review Guide to support you in this process. An editable Word version is also available here.

  • Engage in activity and offer ongoing support related to the Teaching Square, as determined by your group’s goals, e.g., conversations within your square; sharing and trying new teaching strategies; and reflecting on your course(s).  

Criteria for completion badge and stipend payment: 

  • Engage in a minimum of 10 hours of activity related to the Teaching Square, as determined by your group’s goals
  • Submit a short reflection on your individual process.

 

 

When is the course offered and how can I register?

Self-organized squares are welcome to start meeting as early as they like, and we will be in touch with more information about the program on January 25, 2021. One submitter per group, please. 

Square members will receive an email with the details of their teaching square groups on or before January 25, 2021. 

 

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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. 

Teaching Square SSGI words next to PIE chart

Spring 2021 SSGI Teaching Squares

CEETL invites registration for the Spring 2021 Student Success Graduation Initiative (SSGI) Teaching Squares. As we enter the third semester of remote instruction, these teaching squares will provide a supportive, peer-based environment for faculty members to reflect upon their course design and teaching effectiveness to improve student course completion rates, eliminate equity gaps and promote timely progress to degree. 

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What is Reflective Teaching Portfolio?

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