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Applications Now Open for Fall 2022 Teaching Triangles

Applications now open for Fall 2022 Teaching Triangles!

The CTL is proud to announce that applications are open for participation in a new faculty-focused initiative for Fall 2022: Teaching Triangles.

Teaching Triangles: What Are They?

Teaching Triangles is a semester-long, reciprocal classroom observation and reflection program geared towards helping faculty think through their teaching practices in a supportive, structured environment. In Teaching Triangles, faculty observe and are observed by two colleagues. Observations are meant to stimulate personal self-reflection on teaching practice (not meant to provide direct commentary on colleagues’ performances). Participants engage in non-judgmental, formative feedback and discussion throughout the semester with other members of their Triangle following the observations. The CTL forms triangles and provides a structure for observation and reflection. Participants who fully complete the program will receive a $250 stipend.

Six Reasons Why You Might Want to Participate:

  1. Engage in structured self-reflection geared towards enhancing your classroom practices and improving your teaching;
  2. Learn about how others teach at WashU and about teaching approaches not common in your own discipline or department;
  3. Generate collegial dialogue about teaching and decrease feelings of isolation in your practice;
  4. Develop a sense of community with other WashU faculty interested in enhancing their teaching;
  5. Share your own best practices with others;
  6. Free lunch and a $250 stipend on us!

Who Can Join a Teaching Triangle?

Teaching Triangles are currently open to full-time faculty at WashU. Registration for the fall semester will be limited to 21 faculty, with considerations given towards aligning teaching schedules and observation availability of potential participants.

How Do I Learn More or Apply to Participate?

Applications for Teaching Triangles for Fall 2022 are now open. You can learn more about the program by visiting the program page on the CTL website or by contacting Dr. Meg Gregory, Associate Director for Faculty Programs, at meggregory@wustl.edu. You can also sign up to attend the informational session on August 25, 2022.