To achieve the goal of reflecting the intellectual excitement and breadth of research that is Brown, BrownX seeks faculty engagement from all departments, centers, and programs.

Through BrownX, you can:

  • Enhance global understanding of today’s critical issues

  • Showcase your current research and publications

  • Share your passion with motivated learners around the world

  • Explore the newest frontiers of teaching and learning

About the Experience

BrownX offerings are currently 3-week, online, non-credit courses that require 2-3 hours of student engagement per week. Coursework may include readings, videos, collaborative or crowdsourced research projects, discussions, quizzes, and more. Students may audit or, for a modest fee, earn a certificate of completion.

Faculty Support

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) provides:

  • Structured course development process that maximizes support and efficiency

  • Experienced instructional designers and digital media producers

  • Design practices that ensure rigorous, student-centered online learning experiences

  • Funding for content development and teaching assistant support

  • Faculty compensation for design and facilitation

  • Opportunity to utilize online content in residential courses

Time Commitment

Faculty and the course development team work together to define time requirements based on the scope of teaching goals and design complexity.  Faculty guide the timing of potential offerings based on teaching, research, and other demands and responsibilities.

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Email [email protected], Director of Strategic Initiatives, School of Professional Studies, to learn more.