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-Sponsored Activities

  • Open Classroom Week (#openNaz) — photo album
  • peer-to-peer teaching evaluations
  • guest lectures
  • discussion groups
  • hands-on workshops
  • presentations of faculty scholarship on teaching and learning

TIIL Facilitators

Maria Baldassarre Hopkins

Maria Baldassarre Hopkins

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Learning Outcomes Assessment in Language, Literacy & Technology Education
Golisano Academic Center 285
Rachel Bailey Jones

Rachel Bailey Jones

Director of the Core Curriculum / Associate Professor in Social & Psychological Foundations of Education
Golisano Academic Center 259

2016-2017 TIIL Fellows

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.

Nicole R. Juersivich

Nicole R. Juersivich

Assistant Professor of Mathematics in Mathematics
Peckham Hall 212
Carolyn Lagoe

Carolyn Lagoe

Assistant Professor & Director of Communication and Media Program in English and Communication
Golisano Academic Center 491
Kimberly J. McGann

Kimberly J. McGann

Associate Professor in Sociology & Anthropology
Golisano Academic Center 307
Megan Colleen Tobin

Megan Colleen Tobin

Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences & Disorders
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 233