Teaching Squares

The Teaching Squares program is currently on hiatus for the Fall 2020 semester. We hope to offer the program again Spring 2021.


Teaching Squares is a program that organizes faculty in peer groups for non-evaluative teaching observations and discussion that focus on dialogue and self-reflection. Faculty form groups of 4 and commit to observing one another's classes one time during the semester. Rather than providing feedback to the person being observed, this is an opportunity to watch someone else and then reflect on your own teaching practices and perhaps receive inspiration for new approaches. Participation in the program includes an introductory meeting (details shared at the beginning of each semester), observing the members of your squares, completing a set of reflection questions, and engaging in a final meeting to discuss observations and reflection points.

Faculty of all disciplines, experience levels, and teaching backgrounds are invited. Observing others and being observed in a non-evaluative way by a peer can help ease into the official ECC Classroom Observation process. Additionally, lane credit is earned for attending the opening meeting and participating in the program.

Introductory meetings for the program are held at the start of each semester.

Teaching Squares Introductory Meeting Times: Spring 2020

Tuesday 1/21 10:00- 11:30am in C120 (CFD 150 100)

Wednesday 1/22 3:00- 4:00pm in E216 (CFD 150 101)