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November 1-5, 2021: A Week of Teaching Visits

This semester we are pleased to offer five days of teaching visits the week of November 1-5, 2021. Several of the most well-respected instructors across many disciplines will open their classroom doors to their colleagues.

Would you like to observe one of your colleagues teach to see how they engage students, utilize the environment, or address challenging subjects? Do you ever feel the empty isolation in learning to teach? You’re not alone. Too often in higher education instructors do not have the opportunity to watch and discuss each other’s teaching, and therefore we struggle in what Lee Shulman has called, “pedagogical solitude.” The Center for Faculty Excellence works to shift this isolation by creating opportunities for pedagogical community.  

The IC TEACHING: A Week of Teaching Visits program is intended to encourage intentionality and reflection on teaching choices and contexts. These observations are not intended as critiques of teachers, nor are they meant to be a way for teachers to gather feedback about their performance. Instead, these classroom observations provide an opportunity for real-world observations about the pedagogical choices we make as teachers. Teaching, rather than class content, should be the focus of the observation. 

To register visits.

SIGNUPs are now closed as of Nov 1, 2021.

  1. To sign up to visit a class session: 

    1.       Browse the list of classroom sessions offered by viewing the Week of Teaching Visits Class Sessions PDF. All sessions are in person. A few have ZOOM options. 

    2.       Register for a session on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/YJFhMVU. No account is needed, just your email. 

    3.       Sign up for one of the prerequisite sessions, Power of Observation, using the same registration link as above. These sessions will be facilitated by Judith Ross-Bernstein, a leader in pedagogical inquiry and former CFE Assistant Director.  Register for only one of the two offerings. These sessions are on Wednesday, Oct 27, Thursday, Oct 28 at 10 am on ZOOM.. 

    As the visit approaches, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and an observation and discussion guide.  If you register but find that you are unable to attend, you can change your Sign up.

This opportunity is open to Ithaca College faculty, adjunct instructors,  and staff who teach.

file-outline A Week of Teaching Visits: Class sessions Fall 2021 - a-week-of-teaching-visits-nov-1-5-2021.pdf (107.12 KB)

This is a list of class sessions open to faculty guests, November 1-5, 2021.

file-outline Guest Guidelines for a Week of Teaching Visits - guidelines_-i-c-teaching21-_jrb_v2.pdf (201.08 KB)