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:
Engage in structured self-reflection geared towards enhancing your classroom practices and improving your teaching;
Learn about how others teach at WashU and about teaching approaches not common in your own discipline or department;
Generate collegial dialogue about teaching and decrease feelings of isolation in your practice;
Develop a sense of community with other WashU faculty interested in enhancing their teaching;
Share your own best practices with others;
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.