Past Events

Fall Faculty Writing Group

Join the Fall Faculty Writing Group!

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank and staff with faculty appointments to participate in a Faculty Writing Group this fall. 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 daily goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation.

The Photograph as Catalyst for Learning and Change

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These days, photographs and multimedia resources are integrated into many facets of teaching and learning in higher education. Making still photographs that capture the essence of our work can be an accessible and effective way to communicate what we do and value—to one another, as well as to external stakeholders and the general public. The camera can also be an effective teaching tool, helping students convey or demonstrate what they have learned and what they have come to value in their time with us.

Fall Faculty Writing Group

Join the Fall Faculty Writing Group!

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank and staff with faculty appointments to participate in a Faculty Writing Group this fall. 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 daily goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation.

Science Friday

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Are you interested in discussing ways to improve STEM education at Brown? Science Fridays is a vibrant learning community, where STEM instructors and staff members share ideas, experiences, and challenges related to STEM education. Please register

Fall Faculty Writing Group

Join the Fall Faculty Writing Group!

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank and staff with faculty appointments to participate in a Faculty Writing Group this fall. 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 daily goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation.

Ford Fellowship Information Session

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2023 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Join SACNAS for a discussion with Professor Jeffrey Proulx, Ford Foundation Regional Liaison and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, about his experience as a Ford Foundation Fellow and learn about best practices for applying to the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships! Please register for this event.

Creating an Accessible and Inclusive Digital Learning Environment

In this presentation, we will discuss how to ensure the digital elements of your course are accessible and inclusive. We’ll review strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment, provide an overview of Brown’s accessibility tools, and show you how to get support from DLD throughout the semester. This session is designed for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. It will include plenty of time for Q&A. Please register for this event.

Fall Faculty Writing Group

Join the Fall Faculty Writing Group!

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank and staff with faculty appointments to participate in a Faculty Writing Group this fall. 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 daily goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation.

SACNAS General Body Meeting

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SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics/Latinx and Native Americans in Science) is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to achieving diversity in STEM degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. You’re invited to our first Fall 2022 General Body Meeting! New, returning, and prospective members welcome! Please register for this session. Join us to learn more about our chapter, upcoming events, open board positions and other opportunities to get involved. Contact: [email protected]

Lesson Plan 101 - Virtual

Lesson Plan 101 - In person

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Science Friday

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Are you interested in discussing ways to improve STEM education at Brown? Science Fridays is a vibrant learning community, where STEM instructors and staff members share ideas, experiences, and challenges related to STEM education. Please register.

Fall Faculty Writing Group

Join the Fall Faculty Writing Group!

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank and staff with faculty appointments to participate in a Faculty Writing Group this fall. 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 daily goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation.

Sheridan Lunch Roundtable: Developing Mindful Students

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This Sheridan roundtable will begin with a 20-minute presentation, followed by discussion and Q&A, drawing from Brown faculty member Eric Louck’s recent book, The Mindful College Student: How to Succeed, Boost Well-Being, and Build the Life You Want at University and Beyond. Dr. Loucks will synthesize evidence on mindfulness programs focused on young adults’ mental and physical health, with an emphasis on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis by Dr. Loucks’s team on randomized controlled trials. Evidence will also be shown on his randomized controlled trials of the Mindfulness-Based College for Young Adults program. An experiential opportunity of mindfulness meditation will be offered, followed by roundtable discussion on the topic including exploring opportunities to provide mindfulness training for Brown students.

Please register for lunch (in person) or a Zoom link.

Biography: Eric B. Loucks, PhD, is a professor, researcher, and pioneer in the study of mindfulness and health. As director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, Loucks teaches mindfulness-based interventions and leads high-quality, methodologically rigorous research to investigate the science behind mindfulness and its impact on health and well-being. An expert in aging-related research, he optimizes mindfulness programs to specific age groups. He is the lead developer of Mindfulness-Based College (MBC), and has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions, including MBC and Mindfulness-Based Blood Pressure Reduction (MB-BP). Dr. Loucks’ book entitled The Mindful College Student (New Harbinger Publications) was released in 2022. Over the course of his career, he has held teaching positions at Harvard, McGill, and Brown Universities. Loucks has practiced mindfulness for more than 20 years.

Fall Faculty Writing Group

Join the Fall Faculty Writing Group!

The Sheridan Center invites faculty of any rank and staff with faculty appointments to participate in a Faculty Writing Group this fall. 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 daily goal-setting exercise and concludes with a short reflective conversation.

New Faculty Lunch with Provost Richard M. Locke

New faculty in their first or second year are invited to lunch with Provost Richard M. Locke. This will be an informal conversation over a lunch held in an indoors space. Space is limited; please register by Wednesday, September 7.

Preparing for the First Days of Class (Q&A Discussion)

In this workshop, we will review strategies for creating an inclusive, accessible learning environment, provide an overview of Sheridan’s digital teaching resources, and show you how to get support from the Center and its campus partners throughout the semester. This session is designed for faculty and postdocs who did not have the opportunity to attend the Launch New Faculty Teaching Orientation, and will include plenty of time for Q&A. Please register.

CIRTL Information Session

Summer Faculty Writing Group

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