Open Classroom Week

 Are you curious about how other instructors lead their courses?
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Open Classroom Week Overview

Held each semester, the University of New Haven Center for Teaching Excellence Open Classroom Week gives colleagues the opportunity to visit classrooms to experience different teaching environments and practices, encourage a dialogue across departments/programs, and see how learners interact in different settings. We hope this exercise will promote reflection and conversation about learning and teaching.  

All classes continue as normal – these visits are not for evaluative purposes and there is no expectation of special classes, or any additional work involved. Hosts and visitors are encouraged to talk about the experience after the class and share learning takeaways. 

Benefits for hosts: 

  • An opportunity to share good practice and open a discussion around teaching. 
  • Meet colleagues from different areas/schools/departments to share ideas and perhaps start to look at collaborative projects and activities. 

Benefits for visitors: 

  • Gain insight into the student experience. 
  • Be inspired by seeing other curriculum areas and teaching styles. 
  • Opportunities to connect with your colleagues. 

*All COVID guidelines will be upheld including room occupancy limits

Fall 2022 Open Classroom Week

Check back in the fall for details about our next Open Classroom Week!

Open Classroom Week Kudos

After each Open Classroom Week the CTE collects “kudos” from instructors who visited their colleagues classrooms. This can be done anonymously or with credit given. It is not a requirement of the program, just a feel-good way to show appreciation for our colleagues! See below for kudos from previous semesters.

Spring 2022 Kudos

Fall 2021 Kudos

Spring 2021 Kudos