Upcoming Programs

Given the latest updates and projections, we hope to be back face-to-face in Fall 2021. TIO will provide virtual options for some programs and support.

See our full programming calendar for 2021-2022 here.

Virtual calendar with program details.

Teaching Squares


Introducing Teaching Squares in fall 2021! Teaching Squares is a global program aimed to give faculty and instructors insights and non-evaluative observations and feedback about their teaching.

Teaching Square focal topics for Fall 2021:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Face-to-face student engagement
  • Online student engagement
  • Hybrid instruction

How does it work?

A group of four faculty members are matched together to discuss a specific aspect of their teaching for one semester, in which each member will visit the classrooms of the other three faculty members and then meet again to reflect on their observations.

Typical Approach:

Week 1 & 2: Faculty members will fill out a form to share their interest in participating. Faculty members will then be placed into their Teaching Squares.

Week 5: The four faculty members of a Teaching Square will meet together for introductions, discussion of the overall theme, and time to set their calendars for class observations.

Week 7 – 11: Visit one of the classrooms for one of the other three faculty members in the Teaching Square. Provide feedback to that faculty member.

Week 12-14: Meet as a group to share observations and reflections. 

Note: Timeline adjustments can be made at the decision of the four participating faculty members. Feedback methods used after a class observation are up to the participating faculty members.

“Participating in the Teaching Squares program was a great experience.  Being able to sit in on other classes, see possibilities for what I could incorporate into my teaching practice, and reflect with other teachers was a valuable learning experience.”

Sarah E. Colonna, PhD
Associate Program Chair, Grogan College

Advancement of Teaching & Learning

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in the Classroom

Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy

Upcoming Programs