Upcoming Events

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:20

All over the world, the vast majority of museum objects are off-view, packed away in storage, but at the RISD Museum the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (PDP) collection is available for students, faculty and researchers to view up close--even unframed. Participants in this workshop will look closely at an object from the PDP collection, learn about how objects can be accessed for class use or research, and reflect on strategies for incorporating these objects in their teaching. The session will be facilitated by RISD Museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown '02) and Britany Salsbury, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in PDP. Please register here https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:00 - 17:00

Many applications for faculty positions require a teaching statement/philosophy. This interactive workshop will draw on research about the use of teaching philosophies in academic job searches to identify constituents of an effective statement. Participants will also gain tools to start drafting and enhancing their own statements. This session focuses on teaching statements for positions in the humanities and social sciences. (Please see October 18 session for STEM.) Pre-register HERE: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:373 The Academic Job Search series is co-sponsored by CareerLab and the Sheridan Center.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:00

In this workshop, led by Sheridan Associate Director Jessica Metzler, participants will consider questions of diversity and inclusion in relationship to course design and teaching. We will discuss the concepts of implicit bias and stereotype threat as they affect student learning and explore strategies for teaching a diverse student body, creating an inclusive environment, and including diverse perspectives on your syllabus. We will focus on strategies for Humanities and Social Sciences classrooms (STEM session date TBA). Please register https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E....

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 16:00 - 17:00

Do your students know what it means to "do research" in the context of the class you are teaching? Do you want to give them guidance beyond "just google it" or "check out a book from the library"? In this workshop, led by Librarian Ian Straughn, we will explore strategies for training students in effective research skills. Topics include working with subject librarians to find and evaluate resources for their research, navigating how to teach students to use the research as evidence to support arguments, and avoiding plagiarism and establishing proper citation practices. (A workshop on "Teaching Research Skills in STEM" will be offered in the spring.) Please register here https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E....

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:00

Reflection is a critical component of engaged learning, but what are effective ways to build this into a course? This interactive workshop will offer tools and faculty perspectives on designing and assessing reflective assignments. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Dr. Hedy Wald, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, who will discuss her research-based rubric for formative assessment of students' reflective writing, and Sarah DAngelo, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, who will highlight her performance-based approaches to cultivating reflection. Resources to support this work, such as the Engaged Scholars Program Curriculum Development Grant (https://www.brown.edu/academics/college/special-programs/public-service/...), will also be featured.
This workshop series - a collaboration between the Swearer Center for Public Service and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning - spotlights resources and pedagogical tools for developing engaged learning experiences at Brown.

Please register:
https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 17:40 - 19:10

Check canvas for room assignments. Open only to registered participants.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 16:00 - 17:00

Many applications for faculty positions require a teaching statement/philosophy. This interactive workshop will draw on research about the use of teaching philosophies in academic job searches to identify constituents of an effective teaching statement. Participants will also gain tools to start drafting and enhancing their own statements. This session focuses on teaching statements for positions in STEM. (Please see September 29 session for social sciences and humanities.)
Pre-register HERE: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

The Academic Job Search series is co-sponsored by CareerLab and the Sheridan Center.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:00

This workshop is designed to help instructors develop effective strategies that maximize learning opportunities for English Language Learners. Participants will discuss classroom practices, formative feedback, and cultural considerations. Please register https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:00

The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches designed to bring junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Thursday, October 20th to reserve a place at this catered lunch with Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell.

https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00 - 13:20

Location: The RISD Nature Lab (13 Waterman St.)

Just down the hill from Brown's campus is a repository of thousands of natural history specimens used by RISD students since the 1930s to inspire deep observation and an understanding of design in nature. This workshop will explore ways in which RISD's Nature Lab can serve as an extension of the classroom and enhance students' close looking and critical thinking skills. The session will be facilitated by RISD Museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown '02) and include a tour with Neal Overstrom, Director of The Nature Lab. Please register here https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...