News from the Center

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member:

Christina Smith, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Instructional Development, will be teaching a course on the "Theory and Teaching of Problem Solving" for the Brown Learning Collaborative. She will also work with departments on undergraduate TA training and ongoing professional development. Previously, Christina was a Learning Assistant Instructor for the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, where she also recently successfully defended her dissertation, titled, "Graduate Teaching Assistants in a Studio Learning Environment: Practices, Epistemologies, and Pedagogical Development." She completes her PhD in Chemical Engineering and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah.

Call for applications for new program: Junior Faculty Fellows

Applications for the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows Program are due August 25. The program offers the opportunity to discuss teaching and student learning in a small community of junior faculty. A small research stipend will be offered after completion of the program. For more details, and to apply, please see our website.

New Sheridan Online Resources:

  • Promoting Effective Course Reading, available here.

  • Sheridan’s 2016-17 Annual Report is available here.

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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