Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students teaching their own courses and new to teaching at Brown are invited to attend this orientation featuring a panel of experienced Brown faculty members. At the session, participants will learn about campus support for teaching and unique aspects of teaching at Brown, and will have a chance to ask questions and raise concerns. Please register at https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E... if you plan to attend the orientation. If you have difficulty registering, email Sheridan_Center@brown.edu. Lunch will be served at 1pm. Please contact Vania_Figueiredo@brown.edu at the Sheridan Center with any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours prior to the event. The orientation will be followed by a 1:30-2:30pm workshop on Teaching for the First Time. Please register separately for the workshop at https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E....

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide new instructors with strategies for effective teaching. Participants will learn about planning classes, engaging students in the classroom, approaches for gauging what their students are learning, and using student feedback to become more effective instructors. RSVP to reserve a place at this workshop. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

At this workshop, participants will learn about issues Brown students encounter while studying and discover tips to help their students avoid pitfalls and get on track to succeed in your course. This session is part of the Sheridan Center’s Fundamentals: Teaching + Learning Workshop Series, which addresses practical strategies for new instructors. RSVP here – https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Assignments and Assessments. Open only to registered participants.

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Grading and Evaluation: Measuring Your Students' Learning. Setting clear standards for grading is an important element of effective communication of expectations for student learning. In this lecture, we will explore rubrics and other assessment techniques. Profs. Luther Spoehr (Education), Maureen Sigler (Insight Education) and Monica Linden (Neuroscience) will discuss the goals and roles of assessment in student learning.

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Check Canvas for room assignments. Open only to registered participants.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch will be served starting at 11:45AM. This lunch is an opportunity for you to meet with Provost Vicki Leigh Colvin in a small-group setting and learn more about the work of her office. It is also a chance for you to get answers to questions and concerns you have about being a junior faculty member at Brown. Please contact Vania_Figueiredo@brown.edu at the Sheridan Center with any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours prior to the event. The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches designed to bring new and junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on RSVP by noon on Wednesday, February 10th, to reserve a place at this catered lunch. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Interviews. Open only to registered participants.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Syllabus Design. Open only to registered participants.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Rhetorical Practice: Teaching as Persuasive Communication. This lecture focuses on teachers’ role as communicators, and fosters reflection on rhetorical practices that promote better engagement and communication with students. Prof. Barbara Tannenbaum (TAPS) will introduce techniques to help improve your classroom communication.