Brown University has made significant strides in expanding its reach into the realms of digitally enabled and supported teaching and learning.  Guidance and support for current and future experimentation by faculty in new modes of education come from the Dean of the College, Sheridan Center, School of Professional Studies, Computing and Information Services, University Library, Office of the Provost, and faculty members.

Representatives from these offices comprise the Provost’s Steering Committee for Digital Teaching and Learning, charged to assist the Provost in articulating an overarching vision and putting into action a progressive plan for supporting digital education at Brown, and ensuring that the associated efforts align with the University’s mission, values, and operational requirements.   

Contact [email protected].


Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Founded in 1987, the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning promotes evidence-based teaching to create an inclusive environment where all learners can succeed. Through certificates, courses, workshops, and consultations, the Sheridan Center offers support for teaching, tutoring, writing, English language learning, and assessment. To learn more, please:

The Library

The Brown University Library provides teaching and research-related services and develops library collections in your research and teaching specialties. Workshops in a variety of areas such as personal information databases, citation, copyright, plagiarism, finding and using images, social science data and tools, and working with data are designed to support your research and teaching, as well as student learning. Additionally to support student research skills, the Library develops customized disciplinary and course resource guides, manages the course reserve system (OCRA), and provides class and one-on-one research skills instruction. Contact your subject librarian for more information.

Center for Digital Scholarship

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) performs and promotes the use of digital technology in a scholarly context. Their areas of expertise consist of the following: data management planning, data visualization, digital publishing, archiving, and preservation, digital research project consulting, design and implementation, GIS and mapping, textual and quantitative analysis, visual design and user-interface development, digital spaces in the library.

CIS Academic Technology

Brown University’s CIS Academic Technology Group is comprised of several units including Digital Learning & Design, Media Services, and the Multimedia Labs. These groups provide support and expertise for online courses, media production, classroom design & technology, and digital tools for teaching & learning. We work in close collaboration with University faculty, colleagues, and subject matter experts to design, develop, facilitate, and evaluate all manner of courses. For questions, contact [email protected], and our team will direct your query to the proper destination.