The Sheridan Center's Laboratory for Educational Innovation promotes the development of creative approaches to teaching and learning at Brown. We provide support for developing teaching modules and courses that experiment with a range of pedagogical innovations: online learning environments, digital tools, instructional multimedia, and "hybrid" approaches that re-imagine active and collaborative learning. Proposals for experimental teaching modules from all disciplines are welcome, especially those that seek to integrate faculty scholarship into course materials, enlist students as active partners in teaching and learning activities, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, or lead to novel digital pedagogies. All regular members of the Brown faculty are encouraged to respond to the current call for proposals, which contains full details of this program. Proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time during the year.
Innovative course development is fundamental to Brown’s open curriculum. Grant programs sponsored by the Dean of the College and Creative Arts Council support curricular initiatives that focus on student writing, international topics, community development, and the creative arts. Small grants support improvements to existing courses at the undergraduate level. All regular members of the Brown faculty are encouraged to apply. For details about these grants, see Curriculum Development Awards on the Dean of the College’s website.