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Call for New Course Proposals - Summer 2018

September 22, 2017

Sent of behalf of the School of Professional Studies:

Dear graduate students,

The School of Professional Studies welcomes new course proposals from faculty, graduate students, post-docs, adjuncts and staff for new non-credit courses for pre-college students (summer on-campus, off-campus and online).

Brown's Pre-college summer programs are designed for talented high school students from around the world who wish to experience the challenges of college-level academics. Courses are offered across the full range of the liberal arts. Graduate students with teaching or TA experience or pedagogical training are especially encouraged to consider teaching in these programs, which offer an invaluable professional development opportunity. Namely, graduate students will have the chance to:

1. Enhance their own professional development through workshops focused on best practices and effective teaching strategies

2. Develop a syllabus and design a curriculum on a topic of study that is of personal interest, and which will allow Pre-College students to indulge in their passion for the topic through the shared experience

3. Practice the craft of teaching in a highly supportive environment

Instructors who have taught previously for SPS and are interested in offering their course again, please email [email protected] or call (401) 863-7900.

If you are interested in teaching in the University's credit bearing Summer Session, please contact James Chansky, Assistant Dean, Summer Session and Pre-College Programs at [email protected] or 401-863-7905.

Visit for more information and to submit a non-credit Pre-College course proposal. Submit prior to November 1, 2017.

Academic Program Coordination Team

Brown University
School of Professional Studies
200 Dyer Street Box T | Providence, Rhode Island 02912