Past Events

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.

Grading Strategies Workshop

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

The goal of this workshop if to help new instructors understand the challenges of grading and the importance of establishing and applying grading criteria. Participants will brainstorm approaches for establishing grading criteria within their disciplines and discuss the role of grading in student learning. Participants will learn strategies that will help them grade effectively and efficiently.

Classroom Strategies for Working with English Language Learners

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Rachel Toncelli (Director of English Language Learning) will lead a workshop to help instructors develop effective strategies that maximize learning opportunities for English Language Learners. We will discuss classroom practices as well as formative feedback for writing assignments.

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Academic Job Search Series: Teaching Portfolios

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

This session will introduce participants to the elements of a teaching portfolio and discuss how portfolios can be part of an academic job search. The Academic Job Search series is co-sponsored by CareerLab and the Sheridan Center. Please register here

Academic Job Search Series - Teaching Philosophy Statements

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Thursday, September 24, 2015 4:00-5:00PM
Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning 96 Waterman Street
This workshop will help you develop a persuasive teaching philosophy statement that accurately describes you as an instructor and serves you well during the application/interview process and beyond.

The Sheridan Teaching Seminar - Reflections on Teaching and Learning

Salomon Center, Room 001

The inaugural Sheridan Teaching Seminar lecture “Tales from the Classroom: Developing a Reflective Teaching Practice” will be held on September 14th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Salomon 001 with a discussion following. The lecture is open to the Brown and RISD community. Sheridan Award recipient Luba Dumenco (Director, Preclinical Curriculum, Alpert Medical School) will reflect on her teaching practice. Shawn Nordell (Sheridan Center) will introduce the reflective teaching practice.