The Sheridan Center Graduate and Postdoc Teaching Fellows Program is a small, interdisciplinary, cohort-based learning community that provides graduate students and postdocs with the opportunity to develop their teaching skills by researching, developing, and presenting a small, teaching-focused research project. The program is designed for graduate students and postdocs who wish to take a closer look at the scholarship of teaching and learning and its cross-disciplinary applications. Participants will strengthen their understanding of evidence-based teaching practices by exploring the scholarship of their chosen teaching topic and conducting research.
Sheridan Graduate and Postdoc Teaching Fellows receive a $250 award for successfully completing the program.
The GPTF program is designed as a small, intensive learning community. As such, enrollment is limited and application-based. Criteria for selection will include:
- Ability to complete all requirements below--including session attendance
- Statement of interest (300-word max)
****Applications are due January 6, 2020 by 5 pm****
Questions about the program may be directed to: [email protected]
Please note: The Fellows program is not a transcripted Certificate program. For Sheridan Certificates, see https://www.brown.edu/sheridan/programs-services/certificates.
Participants will . . .
- Explore the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) on a variety of topics
- Collaborate across disciplines to deepen knowledge of evidence-based practices
- Propose and conduct a small, teaching-focused research project
- Disseminate research findings to the Brown community
- Gain facility with the field of Educational Development
Note: All sessions are held on Wednesdays, 3-5 pm at the Sheridan Center
- January 29: Session 1: Introduction to Educational Development Theory & Practice
- February 12: Session 2: Exploring the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
- February 26: Session 3: Data Collection
- Week of March 18: Small group meetings
- April 8: Session 4: Projects-in-Process
- April 22: Session 5: Peer Feedback
- May 6: Teaching Showcase
- Completion of the Sheridan Reflective Teaching Seminar (Certificate I)
- Full attendance at all sessions, May showcase, and a small group meeting*
- Completion of a group or individual research project
- Participation in/presentation of work in teaching showcase
*Please note that since the program is a very small learning community, make-up sessions are not possible. Participants may miss one--and only one--session (excluding session 1 and the showcase). Those who miss sessions 2-5 are responsible for catching up on the material outside of class. Participants who miss session 1 OR more than one session are ineligible to continue in the program or receive funds. We regret that we are unable to offer exceptions.
Note: The application period for spring 2020 has now closed.