The Teaching Integration and Innovation Lab (TIIL) in Smyth 165 is created by and for faculty to support innovative and integrative teaching practices. While informal networks of support for teaching, mentoring, and collaboration exist at Nazareth, the TIIL is a faculty-led support system for formative development of teaching, encouraging collaboration, feedback, innovation, and integration of ideas and techniques. It is meant to be a physical space of exploration, support, and discovery, but also an idea that makes explicit the culture of teaching on campus as one of sharing, dialogue, and communication.
TIIL activities are coordinated and facilitated by TIIL Fellows, a rotating group of invested faculty members who apply for the role.
The Fellows serve as coordinators and ambassadors and are integral to TIIL's operation and success. Working closely with one another and with TIIL facilitators, they lead faculty learning opportunities based on their areas of interest and expertise. They also help to design and participate in other TIIL-sponsored activities such as the TIIL kick-off, peer feedback groups, guest speakers, etc. Fellows receive a stipend and partial support for travel to a teaching conference.