School of Professional Studies

New Course Proposal

The School of Professional Studies provides a variety of teaching opportunities in a wide range of programs throughout the year. Faculty, graduate students, adjuncts and staff with academic knowledge and instructional experience are welcome to submit course proposals. You may submit more than one course proposal, but please use a separate form for each.

To provide us with sufficient information to review your course proposal, please provide substantive responses to all questions. Should your course be approved, the information you provide in items 2 to 5 will also serve as the published course description. While we seek courses reflecting a wide range of subject matters, courses proposed should be consonant with the Brown curriculum.

Only use this form for courses not previously offered. If you have questions regarding course proposals, please email or call (401) 863-7901.

My Information
Which Program are you interested in? (Select all that apply)

Credit bearing courses offered in the summer require CCC approval. If we select your course, you will also need to submit a new course proposal to the CCC for their review.

Proposed Length of Course
  1. (Note: All proposals for summer online pre-college courses should be 4 weeks in length.)
Course Proposal

Please note: Items 2-5 combined should not exceed 500 words. Please use complete sentences since these paragraphs will be published online as the course description.

  1. Concise, descriptive, and engaging
  2. What is the overarching theme and main objective of the course? Why is this interesting to the specific audience?
  3. What is the focus of the course, in particular, what topics, concepts, methods, issues, or problems will be covered? How does the course provide a foundation to further study in the field?
  4. By the end of this course, students will know or be able to do the following:
  5. This is important to ensure students have the necessary preparation.
  6. What is your approach to teaching the specific age-group?
    For example select from the following or propose and explain other methods: Mini-lectures, Power-Point presentations, hands-on experiments, in-class demos, whole class discussions, small group discussions, Socratic Dialogues, Peer Instruction, computer simulations, videos & animations, etc.

    How will you determine that students actually learned what you intended for them to learn?
    Examples are class participation, oral presentation, homework assignments, one-minute-papers, exit slips, mid-course evaluations, or other methods to elicit student feedback.
  7. Does this course require any special classroom, laboratory space or other curricular needs. If so, please describe.