To celebrate Furman community’s commitment to teaching and learning, we invite you to the annual “Open Classroom” event on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27, 2019.
You can join us in two ways: by opening your classroom(s) to other faculty on campus and/or by visiting our colleagues’ classes. This is an opportunity to learn something new outside of your discipline, as well as see different teaching styles and classroom management approaches in action. It’s also a way to model intellectual curiosity to our students.
Open your classroom
You do not need to modify your syllabus or change your lesson plan—it’s just business as usual. If you would like to participate, you can list your class here any time before the event.
The number of folks visiting your class depends greatly on the time when your class is being held. In 2018, the number of visitors per class ranged from 0 to 6. This year, we offer the opportunity for folks to “preregister.” You can “close” your classroom before the event dates if your class is “full.”
Visit other classrooms
If you do not teach on the 26th or 27th, have an exam, or feel uncomfortable having visitors in your classroom, we encourage you to participate by visiting others’ classes. You can view the classrooms being open here before the event. You can also reserve a seat for a particular class using the same spreadsheet.
To reflect upon the open classroom experience and to initiate or continue conversations on teaching and learning with our colleagues, please join us from 11:30-12:30 on Thursday, October 3 or Friday, October 4 for a wrap-up luncheon in the Trustees’ Dining Room!
We hope to see a lot of us running to classes like our students on Thursday, 9/26 and Friday, 9/27!