Open Classroom Project Instructors

The instructors involved in the Open Classroom Project have various strategies that they can share when you visit their class, including discussion, lecture, small group work, and clickers.  For any profile, you can open the "More Information" link to see the class schedule for this semester as well as a link to contact the instructor and set up your visit. When scheduling your classroom visit, be sure to confirm the class meeting time and location, as sometimes there could be a room change for a specific date.  

Stephen Brookfield OCP

Dr. Stephen Brookfield

School of Education
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: team-taught, small and large group discussion

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Department, campus, location

Courses

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Class size

Main strategies employed

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Education Leadership, Minneapolis, MOH 417

EDLD 915: Leadership Narratives Seminar 

Fri. 4:00-9:00PM, Sat. 9:00AM-4:00PM

Dates:

-2/13-2/14
-3/13-3/14
-4/10-4/11
-5/8-5/9 

20 Small and large group discussion 

Doctoral Cohort

Final required core course

Team taught (2 faculty)

 

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Patricia Hedberg OCP

Dr. Patricia Hedberg

Management
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: peer coaching, active learning (simulations and exercises)

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Department, Campus, Location

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Class Size

Main Strategies Employed

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Management, Minneapolis, TMH 460 (classroom may vary during the semester)

MGMT 763: Executive Leadership Development: Leadership Challenges

F 6:00-8:00PM

Dates:

-Feb. 13
-March 6
-April 10
-May 8 

26

Small and large group discussion, peer coaching, active learning (simulations, exercises)

Executive MBA course

1-credit course that is part of a 2-year Executive Leadership Development process

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James Heyman OCP

Dr. James Heyman

Marketing
St. Paul and Minneapolis Campuses

Strategies: in-class group tasks, lecture, discussion

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Department, campus, location

Courses

Times

Class size

Main strategies employed

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Marketing, St. Paul, JRC 481

IDSC 480-08: Aquinas honors seminar on Better Dating

M 1:35-3:10PM

8

Lecture and discussion

Honors course

Marketing, Minneapolis, TMH 355

MKTG 710: Consumer Behavior

M 6:00-9:00PM

34

Lecture, discussion, in-class group tasks

 

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Angela High-Pippert OCP

Dr. Angela High-Pippert

Political Science
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: Writing to Learn, active learning techniques, discussion

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class size

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Political Science, St. Paul, JRC 246

POLS 205:  Introduction to the American Public Policy Process

TR 8:00-9:40AM

25

Writing To Learn, lecture, small and large group discussion

 

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Sherry Jordon OCP

Dr. Sherry Jordon

Theology
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: Writing to Learn, lecture, discussion

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class size

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Theology, St. Paul, McNeely Hall 115

THEO 101-P3: Christian Theological Tradition 

MWF 9:35 AM-10:40AM

15

Lecture, discussion, Writing to Learn

Core curriculum

Theology, St. Paul, McNeely Hall 115

THEO 101-12: Christian Theological Tradition 

MWF 10:55AM-12:00PM

25

Lecture, discussion, Writing to Learn

Core curriculum

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Melissa Loe OCP

Dr. Melissa Loe

Mathematics
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: student-centered active learning, small group problem solving, discussion

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class size

Main strategies employed

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Mathematics, St. Paul, AQU 301

Math 108: Calculus With Review I

MWF 10:55AM-12:00PM

24

Small group problem solving, large group discussion, student-centered active learning 

Beginning calculus course with additional algebra (usually many students with weak algebra)

Mathematics, St. Paul, OSS 333

Math 240: Linear Algebra

MWF 8:15-9:20AM

24

Small group problem solving, large group discussion, student-centered active learning 

This is the first “proof class” taken by math and ACSC students. 

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Mithra Marcus OCP

Dr. Mithra Marcus

Chemistry
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: active learning, discussion, group work, laboratory, clickers

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class Size

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Chemistry, St. Paul, OWS 150

CHEM 111-01: General Chemistry II

MWF 8:15-9:20AM

65

Active learning, lecture, discussion, group work

Survey Course, pre-health requirement

Chemistry, St. Paul, OSS LL18

CHEM 111-03: General Chemistry II

MWF 10:55AM-12:00PM

60

Active learning, lecture, discussion, group work

Survey Course, pre-health requirement

Chemistry, St. Paul, OWS 478

CHEM 111-52: General Chemistry II LAB

M 1:35-5:35PM

20

Laboratory, clickers

Required Lab

Chemistry, St. Paul, OWS 479

CHEM 111-53: General Chemistry II LAB

T 7:30-11:30AM

20

Laboratory, clickers

Required Lab

 

 

 

 

 

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Doug Orzolek OCP

Dr. Doug Orzolek

Music
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: team-teaching, peer-to-peer interaction, labs

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Spring 2015 Schedule

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Physics and Music, St. Paul, OWS 166

PHYS 105: Musical Acoustics

MWF 11:00AM-12:30PM

36

Small and large group discussion, peer-to-peer interaction, labs

Required Course for Music Majors; Team-taught course with PHYS Professor

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Mark Osler OCP

Professor Mark Osler

School of Law
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: simulations, group discussion, lecture

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class size

Main strategies employed

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School of Law, Minneapolis, MSL 235

LAWS 651: Criminal Law

TR 9:00-10:25AM

61

Simulations, group discussion, lecture

 

School of Law, Minneapolis, MSL 244

LAWS 780: Criminal Practice

MW 8:30-10:25AM

20

Simulations, group discussion, lecture

 

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David Roseborough OCP

Dr. David Roseborough

Social Work
UST St. Paul Campus; St. Catherine University (St. Paul Campus)

Strategies: active learning, case studies, discussion 

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class size

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School of Social Work, St. Catherine University (St. Paul), Mendel Hall 202

GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I

W 4:40-7:05PM

22

Lecture, small and large group discussion, active learning (case studies, in-class skill practice)

MSW required practice course

School of Social Work, UST St. Paul campus, McNeely 233

GRSW 618: Cognitive Interventions in Clinical Practice (an introduction to cognitive behavior therapy, also called CBT)

R 4:40-7:05PM

20

Lecture, small and large group discussion, active learning (case studies, in-class practice)

MSW graduate level elective

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Rich Sathe OCP

Professor Rich Sathe

Accounting
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: large group discussion, active learning (problem solving)

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Accounting, Minneapolis, SCH 407

ACCT 772: International Accounting

TR 9:00-11:50AM

16

Small and large group discussion, active learning (problem solving)

MSA course, cohort model, begins 4/1

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Buffy Smith OCP

Dr. Buffy Smith

Sociology & Criminal Justice
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: WAC, lecture, discussion, small group

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class size

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Sociology, St. Paul, OEC 452

SOCI 251: Race & Ethnicity

MWF 12:15-1:20PM

30

Lecture, discussion, small group

Elective course

Sociology, St. Paul, OEC 305

SOCI 350: Social Inequality: Privilege and Power

MWF 9:35-10:40AM

20

Discussion, small group

WAC (WI); Required for major 

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Uta Wolfe OCP

Dr. Uta Wolfe

Psychology
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: hybrid course (online learning), lecture, discussion

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Class size

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Psychology, St Paul, JRC LL45

PSYC 212: Research Methods

TR 1:30-3:10PM

18

Hybrid course (part online, part face-to-face) with a lab

Online/blended course

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Jennifer Wright OCP

Professor Jennifer Wright

School of Law
Minneapolis Campus

Strategies: practical exercises/simulation, lecture, small group discussion

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Department, campus, location

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Dept. of Clinical Legal Studies, School of Law, Minneapolis, MOH – Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (IPC) (room numbers will vary)

LAW 940: Elder Law Practice Group

M 9:00-10:15AM, TR 1:30-2:55PM

8 – 40 (some classes are taught jointly with other law practice groups and/or psychology or social work students in the IPC, other classes are just the 10 students enrolled in ELPG)

Simulation, practical exercises, small group discussion, lecture

Classroom component of a clinical course in representing low income elderly clients

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Wen Yu OCP

Dr. Wen Yu

Accounting
St. Paul Campus

Strategies: clickers, active learning

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Department, campus, location

Courses

Times

Class size

Main strategies employed

Other notes

Accounting, St. Paul, MCH 117

ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting I

TR 9:55-11:35AM 

35  Clickers, active learning (exercises, small group discussion)

 

Accounting, St. Paul, MCH 233

ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting I

TR 1:30-3:10PM

35 Clickers, active learning (exercises, small group discussion)  

Accounting, St. Paul, MCH 232

ACCT 311: Intermediate Accounting I

MW 1:35-3:10PM

35 Clickers, active learning (exercises, small group discussion)  

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