» Welcome to the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL) offers faculty:

  • Support and assistance in identifying and developing innovative models of excellent instruction.
  • Opportunities to dialogue among faculty members regarding the art and science of teaching.
  • IETL Faculty Ambassador program, with representatives from the academic units coordinating discipline-specific teaching supports and professional growth.
  • Comprehensive calendar of F2F (face-to-face) faculty development workshops offered across Chapman University.
  • IETL Blackboard (Bb) Organization (see “Teaching Resources from the IETL” on your Bb landing page under My Organizations), with 24/7 online resources and videos on topics including, but not limited to, syllabus development, effective teaching strategies, getting to know your students, and grading.
  • Instructional Video Studio in which faculty can easily produce their own instructional video content using the One Button Studio platform, including chromakey (green screen) and LearningGlass technologies.
  • Assistance in integrating effective, relevant, and innovative technologies into instruction.
  • One-on-one confidential consultation to develop effective teaching skills and/or to address specific teaching challenges.
  • Assistance in developing teaching portfolios for the purposes of Tenure and Promotion Review. 
  • Digital Badge Program (coming in Fall 2016) to document special skills, workshops, and certifications held; integrated with Mozilla Backpack and LinkedIn.
  • Opportunities for acculturation to Chapman University.

+ - Instructional Technology

Quick links:

+ - Critical Year, Tenure & Promotion Resources

+ - Faculty Course Evaluations (ClassClimate)

Students at Chapman University evaluate faculty at the end of every term. Results of those surveys can be accessed through ClassClimate.  There are two websites, one for evaluation results from Fall 2009 to the present, and one for evaluation results from Spring 2007 to Summer 2009.

If you are a faculty member accessing your own evaluation results, please login using your Chapman username and password.

If you are a Dean or Chair accessing evaluation results for faculty in your area, please login using the special role-based username and password that was given to you. If you do not have this information, please contact Julie Johnson at juliejohnson@chapman.edu.

Below are some documents with instructions on how to access ClassClimate. The documents located in "MyWindow" will require your Chapman login.

If you are not able to login, a grading period may be open. The archive is not accessible during open grading periods.

The ClassClimate archive of prior Course Evaluation reports is open (accessible) to faculty and administrators and closed (inaccessible) in the following windows:

2016-17 Academic Year
ClassClimate Open ClassClimate Closed
August 29 - Nov 23 Nov 24 - Jan 3
Jan 4 - Jan 15 Jan 16 - Feb 2
Feb 3 - May 1 May 2 - May 30
May 31 - June 30 July 1 - Aug 24*

Note:  If all faculty members' grades are not submitted by the established deadlines, the ClassClimate system is unable to be opened on time. The IETL follows up with all faculty members who have not submitted "on time" and we appreciate the faculty's assistance in this process.

*Due to multiple, overlapping grading periods in summer, ClassClimate needs to be closed for a longer period of time.

If you are no longer employed at Chapman University and need access to your course evaluations, please email juliejohnson@chapman.edu with your name and the course numbers and sections, terms taught, along with the academic years, and we will assist you.

For any questions related to ClassClimate, please contact Julie at juliejohnson@chapman.edu.

Have a question or need assistance?

You can

  • contact us at IETL@chapman.edu 
  • visit us in Beckman Hall 108 on the Orange Campus
  • or call us at (714) 628-2720 (extension 2720) from any campus telephone.