Each year the Center offers the Sheridan Teaching Seminar Lectures. This five-part lecture series is designed to introduce the fundamental components of reflective teaching: careful planning and continuous refinement of one’s teaching practice; establishing learning goals and gauging student learning; engaging learners and acknowledging one’s audience. The series addresses the following topics:
- “Reflections on Teaching and Learning”
- “Developing Student Learning Goals: The Syllabus & Course Design”
- “How Students Learn”
- “Grading and Evaluation: Measuring Your Students' Learning”
- “Rhetorical Practice: Teaching as Persuasive Communication”
These lectures are part of the Center's Teaching Certificate I Program, but members of the Brown teaching community are welcome to attend any or all lectures.
The Center also occasionally offers lectures on other topics. Recent lectures include:
- "Contemplative Pedagogy & the Transformation of Education"
Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics at Amherst College & Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in the Society
- “Building an Imagined Future: Teaching as Architecture”
Steven Volk, Professor of History & Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Oberlin College, and 2011 US Professor of the Year
- “Circa 2012: Teaching in the Age of Learning”
Randy Bass (Brown Ph.D. ’91) Associate Provost, Professor of English & Executive Director of the Center for
New Designs in Learning & Scholarship, Georgetown University