Past Events

Brown Bag Discussion: Mentoring & Advising Undergraduates

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

The mentoring and advising of undergraduates is central to our role as teachers and researchers. Come to this brown bag discussion, led by Jan Tullis (Geology) to share experiences and concerns in supporting undergraduates as they navigate their academic courses, select concentrations, and find appropriate research experiences and transition to life after Brown. Bring a brown-bag lunch. RSVP at

Academic Career Roundtable Series: Life as a Faculty Member

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Join us at the Sheridan Center to hear guest faculty from various institutions share their experiences as a faculty member, and their career paths that led to their academic positions. Christine Shepardson is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee. She is the winner of a 2009-2010 ACLS Fellowship, a 2008 NEH Summer Stipend, and a 2008 Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society. Register at

Sheridan Teaching Seminar - Grading and Evaluation: Measuring Your Students' Learning

Salomon Center, Room 001

Professors Luther Spoehr (Education) and Maureen Sigler (Insight Education Group) will discuss the goals of assessment and the role of assessment in student learning. This lecture will cover the importance of setting clear standards for grading, and the development of rubrics and other assessment techniques.

Workshop: Classroom Communication

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

This hands-on, interactive workshop introduces strategies to help new instructors hone the rhetorical skills fundamental to every academic career and improve their ability to communicate in their classrooms. Participants will learn how effective classroom communication can improve student learning and how to improve their own proficiency in communicating. RSVP at to reserve a place at this workshop. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend