Working in the context of the open curriculum brings unique rewards. Brown students are willing to take risks, so the classroom can become a place of exploration and exchange. Because students have chosen their classes freely, they are committed to the material in a very real way. For this reason, Brown faculty report higher levels of satisfaction than their colleagues at comparable institutions. They also tend to be motivated to become better teachers, and to participate actively in our academic advising networks.
The Dean of the College Office provides a range of resources, grants, awards, and prizes designed to enhance Brown faculty's teaching and advising experiences. Kathleen McSharry, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Writing, is available to discuss any issue related to coursework, teaching, and learning.