The Open Teaching Initiative
The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center’s Open Teaching Initiative (OTI) fosters cross-disciplinary dialogues about teaching among Graduate Center student instructors. In the Fall, the OTI offers the Class Visit Exchange which pairs Graduate Center student instructors for reciprocal classroom visits and conversations about teaching. In the Spring, experienced instructors will open their classrooms to other GC instructors.
Below please find the call for the Class Visit Exchange.
Class Visit Exchange
The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students currently teaching at CUNY to participate in the Open Teaching Initiative: Class Visit Exchange. The Class Visit Exchange pairs GC student instructors who are interested in exploring and discussing instructional methods for a reciprocal classroom visit with another GC student. Observing how other instructors develop and implement lessons, manage discussions, utilize classroom space and technology, and mix instructional methods can be inspiring and help an instructor learn new pedagogical approaches, and the OTI provides a forum to build cross-disciplinary pedagogical exchange among GC instructors while offering instructors an opportunity to strengthen their teaching community as well as discuss the advantages and challenges of various methods within the CUNY Classroom.
The TLC will select and pair applicants in order to expose GC students to new teaching practices and methodologies. The pairs will participate in a reciprocal classroom visit and then attend a lunch hosted by the TLC to discuss their experience and, more broadly, teaching.
All Graduate Center students in good standing and currently teaching at CUNY during the Fall 2018 semester are eligible to apply to participate in the Class Visit Exchange.
Participants must be able to open their classroom and visit their partner’s class between Nov. 1st-Nov. 22nd.
To apply to participate in the Class Visit Exchange, please complete this form no later than October 18.
Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to Luke Waltzer, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Avra Spector, TLC Fellow (email@example.com).