Past Events

Ways of Looking I: Teaching with Design Objects

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

How can teaching with objects enhance students' observational and analytical skills? How can design objects inspire close attention to cultural contexts and the material culture we live in? Investigate ways the RISD Museum serves as a classroom of primary sources. Participants look closely at an object with museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown '02), adjunct assistant professor in Public Humanities at Brown, and reflect on how similar strategies can be applied in their courses.

Teaching for the First Time Workshop

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

The goal of this workshop is to provide new instructors with ideas about how they can prepare and plan for their roles as instructors, including strategies for planning classes and engaging students, and suggestions for ways to use student feedback to become more effective teachers.
Register here: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

The Sheridan Teaching Seminar - How We Learn

Salomon Center, Room 001

The Sheridan Teaching Seminar lecture on How We Learn will be held on November 30th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Salomon 001 with a discussion following. The lecture is open to the Brown and RISD community. In this interactive lecture, Shawn Nordell, (Sheridan Center) will discuss recent research on learning and present strategies that improve learning and retention. Attendees will use this to create an interactive student learning experience for their teaching.

Junior Faculty Roundtable with Dean of the College Maud Mandel

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches, co-sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty, designed to bring junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, November 10th to reserve a place at this catered lunch with Dean of the College Maud Mandel.

Incorporating Writing in Your Course

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

This workshop addresses ways to integrate writing into your courses. We will discuss how to design writing assignments that will help students meet your course goals and prepare them to produce quality writing in your discipline. This workshop is appropriate for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in any discipline.

Junior Faculty Roundtable with Dean of the Faculty Kevin McLaughlin

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches designed to bring junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, October 21st to reserve a place at this catered lunch with Dean of the College Kevin McLaughlin.

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