To celebrateFurman community’s commitment to teaching and learning, we invite you to Furman’s first “Open Classroom” event on Friday, September 28.
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.
Visit other classrooms
If you are not teaching on the 28th, or if you have an exam that day, or feel uncomfortable having visitors in your classroom, we encourage you to participate by visiting others’ classes. Here is where you will find a list of open classes.
Dr. Shirley Showalter will give a keynote open classroom lecture on “My Crazy Career: How I Became a College President and Lived to Tell the Story” for this event in Furman Hall 214 from 2:30-3:20. In the lecture, she will use the story of her career to illustrate how one stage prepared her for the next and how every stage got better for the person she had become. Dr. Showalter was a college president and professor and an institute foundation executive. Now she is enjoying an encore career as author, blogger, and speaker. Her current writing project is Jubilación: Vocation in the Third Act of Life.
We hope to see a lot of us running to classes like our students on Friday, September 28!