News from the Center

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member:

Starting April 3, Dr. Stacey Lawrence will serve as Assistant Director for STEM Initiatives. In this role, Stacey will support all members of Brown's STEM teaching and learning community by contributing to Sheridan Center programs and services. She is currently Assistant Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Development at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning. Stacey holds a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale, a M.A. in Biology from Fisk University, and a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Clark University.

New Sheridan Online Resource: Teaching Writing: Resources for Faculty Teaching a WRIT Course

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Head Teaching Consultant and Writing Associate Ali Mathwig (History of Art and Architecture), who was recognized by the 2017 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. Given by AAC&U, this honor recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. Ali was recognized for her work with the Sheridan Center and for the Brown.  Read more.

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member:

Marc Lo, Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation


New Digital Teaching and Learning website

We are excited to announce the launch of a new, centralized website to support and feature digital teaching and learning at Brown. Visit the Digital Teaching and Learning site to learn more about the resources and support for projects and pedagogy available through the Sheridan Center, the School for Professional Studies, the University Library, and the Academic Technology group.

Sheridan Course Design Seminar (Certificate II) Spring 2017 registration opens Nov. 28th!

Participants in this semester-long Certificate program explore integrated course design principles and develop syllabi, sample assignments, and sample lesson plans for two college-level courses. Throughout the seminar, participants give and receive peer feedback and collaborate with colleagues from a variety of disciplines. Registration is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have completed the Sheridan Teaching Seminar (Certificate I).
Registration window: November 28-December 12th; space is limited.
Program dates:
February 8, 20173:30-5:30 pm
March 1, 20173:30-5:30 pm
March 22, 20173:30-5:30 pm
April 19, 20173:30-5:30 pm
For more information, please see Certificate II on our website.

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member:

Sara Gramley, English Language Learning specialist
Sara is available for individual student appointments with graduate students regarding writing, speaking, or any other aspect of language learning. To contact her, email

New Sheridan Resources for English Language Learners (ELL)

To empower students whose first language is not English, a broad array of support is available on campus. A new website provides links to campus resources, including group workshops and individual appointments with ELL specialists:

Faculty and Teaching Assistants are encouraged to recommend ELL support to students who may be interested in enhancing any aspect of their English language or cross-cultural communication skills. For faculty and TAs who teach ELLs, Sheridan is offering a workshop on October 19 (Noon - 1:00 pm), "Classroom Strategies for Working with English Language Learners."

New Online Sheridan Resources on Digital Learning
*Updated resources on using clickers, wikis, Canvas and blogs in the classroom
*Sample syllabus policies on mobile devices in the classroom

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Integrating Values into Your Career, Inside Higher Education 

Sheridan welcomes two new staff members:

Stacy Kastner, Associate Director of the Writing Center.  

Anne Kerkian,
 Assistant Director for English Language Learning



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