Teaching Squares

Share the joys and challenges of teaching in an atmosphere free of judgment

The Purpose 

Developed by Anne Wessely of St. Louis Community College, the Teaching Squares program is designed to improve teaching skills and build community through a structured, non-threatening process of classroom observation and shared reflection.  The process involves the best aspect of peer evaluation – observation and discussion – while excluding judgment and evaluation. Participants in a Teaching Square learn about the best practices of other faculty in order to improve their own teaching.

teaching squares graphic: square, with the words teching squares around it

Who’s Involved?

A Teaching Square is a group of four faculty members from different disciplines who:

Time Commitment

(one academic quarter)
Participants typically spend six to eight hours over the course of one quarter in Teaching Square activities which can include:

The Benefits

By participating in Teaching Squares, you will have an opportunity to:

Note: Teaching Squares has been pre-approved through the Professional Placement and Advancement Committee (PPAC) to receive 6.5 hours (0.33 Credits). Adjunct faculty receive a stipend of $200 upon completion of the activity; only one stipend may be awarded though participation can be repeated. 

Apply Now

Complete this short application and mail it to tlc@clark.edu to join the next group of faculty who are enriching their professional lives through Teaching Squares.

For more information, contact tlc@clark.edu.

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), or visit PUB 013 as soon as possible.