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“Flipping Your Course” Institute at the Sheridan Center

Tuesday July 21 – Thursday July 23
9 am – 3 pm each day (lunch provided)
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

This intensive three-day workshop introduces the key components of flipped course design and prepares instructors to flip their own courses. Through a combination of hands-on activities, presentation, and discussion, we will work through the essentials of flipping a course, from designing online and in-class materials to facilitating learning activities in the classroom.

To apply, please complete this form by May 15th. Due to space limitations, registration is limited to Brown faculty (any rank), postdoctoral scholars, and designated graduate teaching assistants. A small stipend is available for faculty participants.

More information about the Institute is available here. If you have any questions, please contact





Visit The Sheridan Center's New Laboratory for Educational Innovation Website!

The Sheridan Center's Laboratory for Educational Innovation fosters innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and learning at Brown through digital technologies and new media. Visit the Laboratory's new website to learn more about our work and to read about some of our recent projects.

Call for Applications- Certificate V: Principles and Practice in Reflective Mentorship

Applications are solicited from graduate students who will have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy prior to the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. All applicants must complete the online application form (linked here: ) and submit additional materials (in a single .pdf file) via email to by May 12, 2015 at 11:59pm.
Just as the activities involved in the two practice-based component tracks will differ, applications to these tracks will require different elements. Descriptions of the two tracks and specific criteria for selection are described in this document.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning!

The Sheridan Center is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning, Dr. Luba Dumenco (Depts of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School) & Dr. Stéphanie Ravillon (Dept of French Studies).  Read more about their outstanding Accomplishments.

Welcome Jessica Metzler, our new Associate Director of Humanities and Social Sciences!

At the Sheridan Center, Jessica will collaborate with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in the Humanities and Social Sciences on teaching and professional development projects and workshops, including the Junior Faculty Roundtable and Orientation sessions for new faculty and graduate student instructors. She will also lead the Center’s Course Design Seminar (Certificate II) and Professional Development Seminar (Certificate III) in 2015-2016.
Read more about Jessica.

Former Teaching Consultant Cristina Serverius highlights Sheridan Center on Brown Global Voices

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Help us grow the Sheridan Center Conversation Tree!

Prompted by our interest in sustaining conversations started in the Fall Semester around the Sheridan Center's annual theme of Communication, and inspired in particular by a campus-wide performance by the University of Michigan's CRLT Players, we've placed a Conversation Tree in the main entrance of the Center. The tree presents handwritten tags, initially collected from the audience at the CRLT Players' performance, that reflect on a range of issues and concerns that affect us as individuals and as members of the wider Brown community.These issues include student and faculty diversity, staff experiences, work-life balance, and educational climate. We invite all members of the Brown community to stop by the Center, to reflect on these tags, and to contribute their own tags to this ongoing conversation about topics that matter at Brown.


Brown forms Partnership with The Lincoln School for Girls to offer Introduction to Engineering

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning is collaborating with the School of Engineering to design a hands-on, nine-week engineering course for high school girls.    Read more.

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