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Class Visit

The Leadership Committee of UT Arlington’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers would like to invite members of the academic community to participate in the first “Class Visit Program.” Members of the UT Arlington Community may participate in this program in two ways.

1. You may ask to visit a class taught by an Academy member.

Several Academy members have agreed to allow one or two people to sit in on a course. Visitors will be invited to observe what happens during class time, take notes, and then (optionally) confer with their host to discuss what transpired.

2. Members of the Academy will visit your class and offer feedback.

Several Academy members have agreed to serve as classroom observers, sitting in on your course, taking notes, and then providing feedback. These visits are intended solely to provide constructive advice for those who seeking to improve their pedagogy and are not intended to serve as assessments of teaching for other purposes. Unless specifically you specially ask to have your observer share any information with a third party (e.g., your department chair), all interaction between you and the observer will be treated as confidential (to the extent permitted by law).

To place a request to visit a class taught by an Academy Member, or to ask that a member of the Academy come to your class to observe, please complete the following form. The information with then be forwarded to the appropriate person for follow-up.

Note that direct follow-up with the specified faculty member for permission to visit is very important; otherwise, you may inadvertently attempt to schedule a visit when there is an exam or other non-instructional procedure taking place.