About the Sheridan Center

Who We Are

We are a place where faculty, graduate students and postdocs from across the disciplines come together to inquire about, explore and reflect upon teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes.  

Who We Serve

Our programs, services and resources are available to all members of the Brown community, including full-time and part-time faculty, postdoctoral fellows, teaching fellows and teaching assistants, undergraduates, staff and administrators. 

What We Do

We offer: 

The Center has a Resource Library open to the Brown community. 

Visit Us

The Center is located at 96 Waterman Street in the Frederick Lippitt and           
Mary Ann Lippitt House.  Come by during regular office hours and talk
with a staff member, have a cup of coffee or tea, or explore our Resource
Library.  Join us at an upcoming event .

Annual Report

Our Annual Report describes the ways that the Center promoted and fostered excellence in teaching and learning in the Brown teaching community in 2012 – 2013, through its programs, services, activities and resources.

History 

In 1987, former Dean of the College Harriet W. Sheridan founded the Center for the Advancement of College Teaching  to establish an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to improving the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning at Brown and to prepare graduate students for faculty careers.  Since her death in 1992, the Center, comprised of its staff working in collaboration with its Advisory Board and faculty, post-doctoral and graduate students from across the University, has supported the professional development needs of the entire Brown teaching community.  In 1997, the Brown Corporation renamed the Center “The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning” in her memory.  Since 2003 the Center has been located in the Frederick Lippitt and Mary Ann Lippitt House at 96 Waterman Street.   To learn more about the Center’s history, see Artful Teaching: A Brief History of the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, 1987-2007