Past Events

New TA Orientation to Teaching at Brown

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

Tuesday, September 2 9am-noon Sayles Hall This orientation for new graduate TAs features a choice of interactive workshops on Teaching for the First Time at Brown, Interactive Classrooms, and Grading & Rubrics and a discussion of your roles and responsibilities with faculty and experienced TAs over pizza. Co-sponsored by the Graduate School & Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning. Registration will open July 1st at http://brown.edu/sheridan.

Cultivating an Online Presence for the Academic Job Market

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

How do you create a professional profile online? How can you use websites and social media to take control of your online image? This session, led by Sheridan Center Associate Director Carie Cardamone, will provide tips and advice about crafting an online profile for the academic job market. This program is part of the Spring 2014 Academic Job Search Series, a collaboration between the CareerLAB & Sheridan Center. Please register if possible - your RSVP helps us estimate the number of participants.

Preparing Now for Next Year's Academic Job Market - Life/Phys Sci

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Apply for academic jobs next year? Then come to this program & learn what you should do this summer to get ready. The program features a presentation on preparing now for next year’s market & a panel of doctoral students/postdocs who have successfully navigated the academic job market in the life & physical sciences. This session is part of the Academic Job Search Series, a collaboration between the CareerLAB & Sheridan Center. Please register if possible - your RSVP helps us estimate the number of participants.

Preparing Now for Next Year's Academic Job Market - Hum/Soc Sci

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Apply for academic jobs next year? Then come to this program & learn what you should do this summer to get ready. The program features a presentation on preparing now for next year’s market & a panel of doctoral students/postdocs who have successfully navigated the academic job market in the humanities & social sciences. This session is part of the Academic Job Search Series, a collaboration between the CareerLAB & Sheridan Center. Please register if possible - your RSVP helps us estimate the number of participants.

University Awards Ceremony - A Celebration of Teaching and Research

Sayles Hall

Members of the Brown community are invited to honor the recipients of the University awards in Teaching and Research at the 2014 Awards Ceremony. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of faculty and graduate students at this university-wide reception and ceremony. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Information Session for Sheridan Center's Certificate V Program

Science Center, 3rd floor Sciences Library

Sheridan Center's Certificate V program provides training in mentorship practices to prepare grad students to become effective future faculty mentors. Successful proposals will receive a stipend. Applications must be submitted by May 12th. An information session for all interested parties will be held on Wed April 30th, 11am-12pm in the Science Center (3rd floor of the Science Library). Past participants will be present to share their experiences.

Getting Started with Digital Humanities

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

What are the digital humanities? How do they offer new ways to think about teaching and research across humanities disciplines? Led by John Melson (Sheridan Center), this session will explore these questions and introduce participants to this emerging field. We’ll look at examples of current digital humanities projects, discuss how digital humanities approaches can be used productively in classes and research, and share essential resources. Bring a brown-bag lunch. RSVP to reserve a place.

Designing an Advanced Language Course Based on Gastronomy

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

aka “French for Foodies” In this workshop led by Senior Lecturer Annie Wiart (French Studies), we will explore how to design an advanced language course with specific cultural content (gastronomy) relevant to both the target culture and the personal interests of students (as revealed by the immense popularity of culinary TV programs, networks, blogs etc.). Register at sheridan.brown.edu to reserve a place. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend.

Multitasking in the Classroom

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Does multitasking in your classroom affect your student’s learning? What can or should you do about it? Join this roundtable discussion led by Monica Linden (Neuroscience) & Andy Pennock (Public Policy) to share your concerns, experiences and solutions to the problems of multitasking in the classroom. Bring a brown-bag lunch. RSVP at sheridan.brown.edu to reserve a place at this seminar.

Supporting Student Study Habits in the Sciences

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Do your students complain that they spent hours studying but are still struggling? Come to this workshop to learn more about the issues Brown students encounter while studying science and to find out what you can do to help them avoid pitfalls and get on track to succeed in your course. RSVP at sheridan.brown.edu. Led by Joseph Browne (Science Center, DoC), Carie Cardamone (Sheridan Center), Peggy Chang (Curricular Resource Center, DoC), & David Targan (Science Center, DoC).

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