Recent News

Writing Fellows 40th Anniversary

Alumni of Brown's Writing Fellows program gathered, both in person and via Zoom, on October 12, 2023 to celebrate the program's 40th anniversary.  Sheridan Center Executive Director, Mary Wright, welcomed the attendees; and Dean of the Graduate School, Thomas A. Lewis, a Brown graduate and Writing Fellow alumnus himself, introduced the panel.  Tori Haring-Smith, the program's founder, moderated the panel discussion with Austin Jackson, Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Nonfiction Writing Program and former program director; Jenna Morton-Aiken, Sheridan's current Senior Associate Director for Writing and English Language Support; and Tierra Sherlock, a current Writing Fellow.  View video.

Classics course inspired by Sheridan START program featured in Brown alumni magazine

The Brown alumni magazine features a new foundational course in Classics, inspired by the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning’s Seminar for Transformation around Anti-Racist Teaching (START).

2021 DIAP Community Award

We are pleased that the Sheridan Center and Provost’s Faculty Teaching Fellows are the winner of the 2021 DIAP Community Award for an administrative department. These awards recognize Brown community members that used the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) as a vehicle to actively create positive change within the university community. We are grateful to all of the Brown community members that partnered with us on our DIAP initiatives this past year, and we congratulate all of the winners!

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.