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Thurs, Sept 3, 9-11:30am
This orientation for faculty and postdoctoral fellows new to teaching at Brown features an overview of teaching at Brown by the Dean of the College and the Dean of the Graduate School, panels providing student and faculty perspectives on teaching at Brown, and the opportunity for small-group discussion about university resources.
This workshop will equip participants with tools and strategies to encourage thoughtful and productive discussion of The New Jim Crow, Brown University’s 2015 First Readings book. Participants will discuss ways to frame the text in relationship to their respective disciplines, as well as how to contextualize the work broadly for students. Participants will also learn techniques for creating a seminar environment conducive to discussion and develop strategies for starting, sustaining, and concluding seminar discussions. This workshop will be offered twice and is appropriate for all faculty and staff who will be leading a First Readings seminar.
Sept. 8, 9am-noon
This orientation for new graduate TAs features a choice of interactive workshops on Teaching for the First Time at Brown, Interactive Classrooms, Grading Strategies, and Teaching Student Research Skills. The workshops are followed by a discussion of TA roles and responsibilities with faculty and experienced TAs from your discipline. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and The Sheridan Center. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 pm
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
This workshop will introduce new instructors to the purpose of an interactive classroom, teaching approaches that promote active learning, and potential challenges of engaging students in the classroom.
The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches designed to bring junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, September 22nd to reserve a place at this catered lunch with Provost Richard Locke.
This session will introduce participants to the elements of a teaching portfolio and discuss how portfolios can be part of an academic job search. The Academic Job Search series is co-sponsored by CareerLab and the Sheridan Center. Please register here https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E....
The goal of this workshop if to help new instructors understand the challenges of grading and the importance of establishing and applying grading criteria. Participants will brainstorm approaches for establishing grading criteria within their disciplines and discuss the role of grading in student learning. Participants will learn strategies that will help them grade effectively and efficiently.
The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches designed to bring junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, October 21st to reserve a place at this catered lunch with Dean of the College Kevin McLaughlin.
The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches, co-sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty, designed to bring junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, November 10th to reserve a place at this catered lunch with Dean of the College Maud Mandel.
Thursday, Dec 3
The goal of this workshop is to provide new instructors with ideas about how they can prepare and plan for their roles as instructors, including strategies for planning classes and engaging students, and suggestions for ways to use student feedback to become more effective teachers.