The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) invites participation in the Summer / Fall 2021 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 embark on a transitional semester
When is the course 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
Registration for Self-organized Teaching Square groups is now closed.
Registration for CEETL-organized Teaching Squares is now closed.
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.
What is the Online Teaching Lab?
The Online Teaching Lab (OTL) is a fully asynchronous, completely self-paced online course about online teaching. Our community norms emphasize curiosity, kindness and compassion with oneself and with each other as we navigate together this unusual time in history.
What is JEDI PIE?
The JEDI PIE Institute builds a community of JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) protagonists through twenty-five hours of practice of developing anti-racist pedagogy and dismantling white supremacy in online teaching
What is the JEDI Writing PIE Institute?
The Writing PIE Institute is a fully asynchronous, completely self-paced online course about teaching writing based on pedagogies for inclusive excellence.
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.
CEETL facilitates and fosters reflective teaching and learning communities throughout the academic year.