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Integrated Center for Teaching and Learning

Brown is renowned for exceptional and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and the University is committed to advancing continued excellence. Given the increasing complexity and scale of Brown, and the importance of maximizing existing resources to fully support and enhance ongoing instructional development, I write to provide information about steps we are taking to create an integrated and robust center for teaching and learning at Brown.

Updates from the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

There are several pieces of good news at the Sheridan Center. While these changes took place in early 2020, we have delayed sending this communication due to other messaging that took priority in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for your patience!

Data Science Fellows

The Data Science Initiative featured the Data Science Fellows in one of its recent posts. Many of the Fellows have been working with faculty to support them as they pivot their courses to remote instruction in Spring 2020. Please see the article, "Students Help Bring Data Science Into Classrooms."

Teaching During Times of Disruption

Sheridan has created a new resource, Ways to Support Student Assignments During Times of Disruption. For reasons that include weather, travel, or illness, there are times when course plans need to be adjusted. This newsletter offers creative approaches to making these adjustments, through both lower and higher tech means.

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member, Jennifer Kim

Please help us welcome Jennifer (Jen) Kim, who recently started as English Language Specialist. Jen comes to Brown from Seoul National University of Science and Technology, where she was an Assistant Professor of English. Jen’s full bio can be found here.

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member, Linda Clark

Please help us welcome Dr. Linda Clark, who will be working with the Sheridan Center and the Data Science Initiative to support teaching and learning of data science across the curriculum. Linda comes to Brown from Central Connecticut State University, where she served as Associate Professor in Educational Leadership. Linda’s full bio can be found here.

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member, Eric Kaldor

Please help us welcome Dr. Eric Kaldor, who has joined the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning as an Associate Director, with a focus on assessment, evaluation, and evidence-based teaching.

Sheridan welcomes a new staff member, Austin Jackson

Dr. Austin Jackson will join the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning and the Nonfiction Writing Program as Visiting Assistant Professor of English and the Assistant Director of the Writing Center.

New Brown Open Classroom Weeks

Sit in on a colleague's course to learn a new approach to teaching or a different subject! Sheridan Advisory Board members and other Brown faculty will open up their classrooms to other instructors, between September 24 and October 5. We invite other instructors to attend to spark cross-university conversations about teaching and learning.

For a list of courses and to reserve a spot, please see http://brown.edu/go/Open. Space is limited in each class.

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