Past Events

Science Fridays

Are you interested in discussing ways to improve STEM education at Brown? Science Friday is a vibrant learning community, where STEM instructors and staff members share ideas, experiences, and challenges related to STEM education. In our first meeting for the semester, we will set community agreements and brainstorm topics for the semester. Please register.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

How I Support Internationally-Identifying Students

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Science Fridays

Are you interested in discussing ways to improve STEM education at Brown? Science Friday is a vibrant learning community, where STEM instructors and staff members share ideas, experiences, and challenges related to STEM education. This week, Dr. Jordan Kostiuk will facilitate a discussion on team-based inquiry learning and share ideas on implementing this strategy in MATH0520. Please register.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Science Fridays

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Liberate your Syllabus: A Hands On Workshop on How to Create an Anti-Racist Intersectional Classroom Environment

In this workshop, Dr. Stephanie Jones will cover syllabi (re)construction which includes discussions and takeaways on: building classroom community, increasing classroom participation, holding tough conversations, calling out anti-black and ableist policies, and centering culturally relevant text selection. Please register for this event.

Science Fridays

Are you interested in discussing ways to improve STEM education at Brown? Science Friday is a vibrant learning community, where STEM instructors and staff members share ideas, experiences, and challenges related to STEM education. In our first meeting for the semester, we will set community agreements and brainstorm topics for the semester. Please register.

Teaching and Learning from Teaching to Transgress

This roundtable honors the author-activist bell hooks, who passed away in late 2021, with a focus on her book, Teaching to Transgress (originally published in 1994). Jessica Metzer, Senior Associate Director at the Sheridan Center, will open the roundtable with a discussion of Chapter 3 (“Embracing Change”). Next, three Brown faculty will showcase how they teach Teaching to Transgress in their undergraduate and graduate courses: jesús hernández (American Studies and Swearer Center), Ravit Reichman (English), and Jonathan Readey (Nonfiction Writing Program, English & Provost’s Faculty Teaching Fellow, Sheridan Center). Extensive Q&A and sharing of other teaching ideas will follow these brief presentations. Attendees are encouraged to pre-read Chapter 3 of Teaching to Transgress, which is available online to Brown community members. Please register.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Provost’s Teaching Innovation Series: The Call to Innovation: Hope, Joy, and Risk

Provost's Teaching InnovationInaugural Provost’s Teaching Innovation Interactive Presentation
Introductory Remarks by Provost Richard M. Locke
Featuring Dr. Randall Bass, Ph.D. ’91, M.A. ’87

Curriculum Violence, Anti-Blackness, and Academic Rigor in the College Classroom

In this presentation, Dr. Jones will expound upon the origins of curriculum violence in classrooms and its antiblackness roots–perspectives that are typically overlooked in professional development for faculty. We will consider these pressing questions together: How can the study of racialized trauma help fuel collective understandings of how curriculum violence is embedded in classrooms and often mistaken for academic rigor? What does it look like for educators and academics to engage in a process of reflecting upon their own pedagogical stances for the goal of racial justice and liberation? Please register for this event.

Spring Faculty Writing Group

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank (including staff with faculty appointments) to participate in a Faculty Writing Group. Writing groups can be an invaluable source of motivation and accountability, and the Faculty Writing Group is a “guilt-free” group that prioritizes spending time in community and goal-setting together. Each group meeting begins with a brief goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

Assignment or Problem Design 101

Are you in charge of a recitation section as a UTA? Have you been asked to design assignments? Do you want to learn more about how to design an effective assignment? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop is for undergraduate students who teach in any capacity at Brown (e.g. UTAs, tutors, mentors, etc.) and want to learn more about how to create a clear assignment for their students. We will work together using the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework. Come prepared with an assignment to work on or to provide feedback. After a mini lecture and case study, you will be broken out into small groups to provide peer feedback on your assignments. This workshop is the second part of a series, however the first workshop is not necessary to attend. Registration is required.

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