The Open Classroom

The goal of The Open Classroom initiative is to make it as easy as possible to visit each other’s courses. For those who might be new to the College, about to teach in an unfamiliar classroom setting, looking to experiment with course content, or for those who are simply curious about the many different kinds of teaching that take place at Williams, The Open Classroom will make it more feasible to learn from each other across the College.

To observe a course:

(1) Review the list of courses available. Courses are categorized based on their format: language, discussion, sport/PE, lecture, and lab.

(2) Contact the instructor of the course to let them know a specific day you would like to attend.

(3) When observing, make sure not to participate in any way. Course observers are auditors, not participants.