News from the Center

Farewell to Sheridan Center Executive Director Kathy Takayama

Kathy Takayama will be assuming a new position as Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Columbia University at the end of August. Please join us for her farewell reception on Tuesday August 18th at the Faculty Club (3:30 - 5 pm).

2015-16 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

The Sheridan Center is pleased to announce our 2015-16 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows:

Lisa Dicarlo, Sociology
Jennifer Franck, School of Engineering
Jennifer Lambe, History
Jeremy Mumford, History

The Sheridan Center’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows Program provides tenure-track assistant professors and lecturers with an opportunity to engage in professional development activities targeted toward early career faculty. Fellows have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and learn to teach more efficiently, while engaging in these activities in a community of other scholars.

Registration is Now Open for Certificate Programs

Registration opens July 1st for the following Sheridan Center Teaching Certificate Programs:

Certificate I - Sheridan Teaching Seminar: Reflective Teaching  - Teaching practices, assessment strategies and communication skills based on how students learn.
Certificate II* - Course Design Seminar: Principles + Practice - Course design, teaching and assessment strategies applied to a model course (limited enrollment).
Certificate III* - Professional Development Seminar - Teaching portfolios, cover letters, CVs, presentation skills, and interview practice for the academic job market  (limited enrollment).
Certificate IV* - Teaching Consultant Program - Peer observation and feedback, leadership skills, and discussion facilitation (limited enrollment).

* Certificate I is a prerequisite for these programs.

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New TA Orientation to Teaching at Brown

Tues, Sept 8, 9am-12pm
Sayles Hall

Register here by August 24th (note the program may fill before the registration deadline).

New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at Brown
Thurs, Sept 3, 9-11:30am
Pembroke Hall

Register here for the Fall 2015 New Faculty Orientation.

New Faculty Orientation Workshop: Teaching for the First Time
Thurs, Sept 3, 12:30-1:30pm
Sheridan Center

Lunch will be served. RSVP here to reserve a place at this workshop.

New Faculty Orientation Workshop: Interactive Classrooms
Tues, Sept 8, 2-3pm
Sheridan Center

RSVP here to reserve a place at this workshop.

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