Past Events

English Language Workshop: Academic Speaking Series

This four-part series aims to help participants speak clearly and confidently when using English in academic settings. Topics this semester include sound- and phrase-level pronunciation, intonation, and stress patterns. This week’s workshop will be held as an online, self-guided, audio and visual presentation. Please find the resources for the presentation here.

Roundtable: The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM

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Please note that this workshop will now be held via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed a link to participate.

Erin Dolan (Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education at the University of Georgia) will offer a brief overview of the recently released, National Academies’ report and recommendations on mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate level, followed by an open discussion about mentoring. Please register for this event.

Undergraduate Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?

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Please note that this workshop will now be held via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed a link to participate.

National calls to improve undergraduate STEM education have emphasized the importance of undergraduate research experiences. Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, or CUREs, involve groups of students in addressing research problems or questions in the context of a class, and have been proposed as scalable ways of involving undergraduates in research. This interactive seminar, presented by Erin Dolan (Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education at the University of Georgia), will offer a definition of CUREs, describe what makes them distinctive from other learning experiences, outline the state of knowledge about CURE effectiveness, and highlight results from the Freshman Research Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin as a unique and highly impactful CURE model. Please register for this event.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News

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This weekly English conversation group uses news articles and commentaries from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided! Please register.

Inclusive Pedagogy 2.0

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How can we create more equitable learning environments? Frank Tuitt* offers a set of guiding principles to help us critically examine and rethink common teaching practices in his chapter, “Inclusive Pedagogy 2.0: Implications for Race, Equity, and Higher Education in a Global Context” in *Race, Equity, and the Learning Environment* (2016).

English Language Workshop: Academic Speaking Series

, 520

This four-part series aims to help participants speak clearly and confidently when using English in academic settings. Topics this semester include sound- and phrase-level pronunciation, intonation, and stress patterns. Workshops will be held on February 28 and March 6, 13, and 20. Please register.

Impostor Syndrome in the Classroom

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Impostor syndrome—the feeling that one is a fraud or not qualified—affects many individuals at various points in their lives. This workshop is designed for graduate students who may be experiencing this imposter phenomenon in the context of their teaching or their roles as TAs. We will discuss how graduate students facing imposter syndrome can be effective TA instructors. We will further explore ways graduate TAs can support students who are facing imposter syndrome. This workshop will be led by Anastasia Tsylina, Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Studies and Sheridan Center Proctor. Space is limited. Please register.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News

, 520

This weekly English conversation group uses news articles and commentaries from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided! Please register.

English Language Workshop: Academic Speaking Series

, 520

This four-part series aims to help participants speak clearly and confidently when using English in academic settings. Topics this semester include sound- and phrase-level pronunciation, intonation, and stress patterns. Workshops will be held on February 28 and March 6, 13, and 20. Please register.

English Language Support Workshop: Speaking and Writing for Conference Preparation

, 520

Presenting research at academic conferences requires a broad array of language skills, both spoken and written. This hour and a half long session will help prepare attendees for success at academic conferences, covering such topics as public speech, cultural norms, raising and responding to questions, and professional networking. All are welcome. Please register.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News

, 520

This weekly English conversation group uses news articles and commentaries from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided! Please register.

English Language Support Workshop: Before the Conference

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This hour and a half long session will cover a variety of language skills and practices which will help prepare attendees to apply for and present their research at academic conferences. Covered topics will include writing paper abstracts and author bios, sending professional emails, cultural norms, and networking with other researchers in your field. All are welcome. Please register.

Lesson Planning 101

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Are you in charge of a recitation section as a UTA? Do you come up with your own lesson plans for tutoring? Are you interested in knowing how to create an effective lesson plan as a teacher? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop is for undergraduate students who teach in any capacity at Brown (e.g. UTAs, tutors, mentors, etc.) and want to learn more about how to create effective lesson plans for their role. Come prepared to design a lesson for an upcoming recitation, problem-solving session, office hours, etc. Registration is required.

Writing Through Procrastination and Perfectionism

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Procrastination and perfectionism are two common roadblocks that impede graduate students in the process of completing writing assignments, from seminar papers to the dissertation. This workshop, led by Benjamin Fancy, PhD Candidate in French Studies and Interdisciplinary Fellow in the Writing Center, identifies the reasons behind and consequences of procrastination and perfectionism. It provides participants with strategies to work through these barriers to produce writing and to reflect on and evaluate their individual work habits. Lunch will be served. Please register.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News

, 520

This weekly English conversation group uses news articles and commentaries from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided! Please register for this event.

Lunch Roundtable: Teaching with Virtual Reality

, 720

Friday, February 7, Noon - 12:50 PM (Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM)
720 Sciences Library
Virtual Reality (VR) environments have the potential for offering a unique dimension to experiential learning by bringing distant, imaginary, and otherwise inaccessible experiences to the classroom. Please join Kelly Egan (Instructional Multimedia Coordinator), Leo Selvaggio (Instructional Media Specialist), and faculty for a demonstration and discussion of the uses of VR in Brown classrooms.

Lunch Roundtable: Teaching with Virtual Reality

, 720

Friday, February 7, Noon - 12:50 PM (Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM)
720 Sciences Library
Virtual Reality (VR) environments have the potential for offering a unique dimension to experiential learning by bringing distant, imaginary, and otherwise inaccessible experiences to the classroom. Please join Kelly Egan (Instructional Multimedia Coordinator), Leo Selvaggio (Instructional Media Specialist), and faculty for a demonstration and discussion of the uses of VR in Brown classrooms.

Lesson Planning 101

, 720

Are you in charge of a recitation section as a UTA? Do you come up with your own lesson plans for tutoring? Are you interested in knowing how to create an effective lesson plan as a teacher? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop is for undergraduate students who teach in any capacity at Brown (e.g. UTAs, tutors, mentors, etc.) and want to learn more about how to create effective lesson plans for their role. Come prepared to design a lesson for an upcoming recitation, problem-solving session, office hours, etc. Registration is required.

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News

, 520

This weekly English conversation group uses news articles and commentaries from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided! Register for this workshop.

Undergraduate TA Orientation

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Not sure what to do to create an inviting learning environment? Are you interested in learning more about how to work with students? Through interactive activities, this orientation will cover professionalism, creating inclusive learning environments, effective teaching strategies, and best practices for continual improvement as a UTA. Breakfast will be served from 9:30-10:00 and registration is required. It is necessary for UTAs to discuss attendance to the orientation with instructors to inform them that departments will need to compensate their UTAs for 2.5 hours of training, at the hourly rate. Registration required.

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