The Sheridan Center Graduate and Postdoc Teaching Fellows Program is a small, interdisciplinary cohort-based learning community that provides graduate students and postdoctoral research associates with the opportunity to develop their teaching skills by learning to conduct peer teaching observations and micro-teaching sessions, provide formative peer feedback, and research, develop, and present a small teaching-focused 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 and learn strategies for creating inclusive learning environments.
Sheridan Graduate and Postdoc Teaching Fellows receive a $500 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
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) relating to teaching observations, consulting, and disciplinary practices
• Collaborate across disciplines to deepen knowledge of evidence-based practices
• Participate in reflective observation and consulting practices and provide formative peer feedback
• 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
• February 6th: Session 1: Introduction to Educational Development Theory & Practice
• February 20th: Session 2: Teaching Observations: Gathering Data & Providing Feedback
• March 20th: Session 3: Exploring the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
• Week of April 3rd: Small group meetings
• April 17th: Session 4: Peer Feedback
• May 8th: Teaching Showcase
• Completion of the Sheridan Reflective Teaching Seminar (Certificate I)
• Full attendance at all sessions, May showcase, and a small group meeting*
• Conduct paired teaching observations and/or micro-teaching sessions
• Completion of a group or individual research project
• Participation in/presentation of work in teaching showcase
*Please note that since the program is small learning community, make-up sessions are not possible. Fellows are required to attend sessions 1 & 2 to remain in the program and receive the monetary award. We regret that we are unable to offer exceptions. For the other program sessions, participants may miss one--and only one--session. Those who miss session 3 or 4 are responsible for catching up on the material outside of class.
Applications are due January 16, 2019 by 5 pm