Theories in Action: The Senior Exchange (TiA)

Theories in Action (TiA)

Tentative dates for TiA 2021 are April 6 - 15.

Seniors: Apply to Theories in Action! You can find the link to the application here. The application deadline is Sunday, March 7 at 11:59pm. We will notify all students of their application status no later than Tuesday, March 16. Applicants accepted to present in Theories in Action 2021 will be required to confirm their acceptance by Monday, March 22.

Theories in Action is an interdisciplinary space at Brown that provides seniors the opportunity to showcase the research, leadership activities, artistic productions, and other endeavors mattering to them. As the University community prepares for Commencement, Theories in Action offers a culminating experience in which seniors have the opportunity to celebrate their undergraduate journeys that have brought them to graduation.

Seniors at this year's symposium will reflect on the lessons and values they have learned at Brown through their academic or personal projects. Central to the philosophy of TiA is the advancement of cross-disciplinary connections in order to foster productive dialogues beyond one’s concentration. While TiA is focused on the senior experience, this multi-day event will provide presenters and audience members a chance to actively engage with scholarship in all aspects: work inside and outside the classroom, in communities off the Hill, and personal and creative pursuits in various forms. Theories in Action is organized by the Curricular Resource Center and supported by the College.

Now in its 11th year, TiA has given over 700 seniors a forum to share their values and ideas as they ring in graduation. This year, we are expanding the formats in which seniors can present and reflect on their time at Brown.

  • Roundtable Discussions (synchronous only)
  • Poster Session (synchronous and asynchronous options)
  • A Moment at Brown: Senior Reflections (synchronous only)

Please visit the main Theories in Action website for more information on these presentation formats.