Open Classroom Program

 Are you curious about how other instructors lead their courses?
Want to learn more about a colleague’s area of expertise?
Sign up to participate in Open Classroom Program!

Open Classroom Program Overview

Held each semester, the University of New Haven Center for Teaching Excellence Open Classroom Program 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

Spring 2024 Open Classroom Program

Spring 2024 Open Classroom Program coming up April 1st – April 12th. Sign up here

Open Classroom Program Kudos

After each Open Classroom Program 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