The Anchor Program is a four-day resilient course design institute for instructors at Brown University, developed in collaboration between the Sheridan Center and Digital Learning & Design. Over the course of Anchor, you will have an opportunity to learn evidence-based practices for teaching fully online and hybrid courses with Brown experts and faculty facilitators to support your engagement.

Anchor involves significant asynchronous work with checkpoints each day. You will be guided through an integrated course design process and leave with a resilient instructional plan that will contribute major elements of a syllabus. As you move through the course design process, you will also learn practical principles to build community, communicate clearly, and provide effective feedback in online environments. Through conversations with other Brown faculty, you will adapt these practices to your own teaching context. By the end of the program, you will have connections to a network of Brown experts and resources available to help you create significant learning experiences for your students.

For more information on dates and to register, please link here.

Please contact Eric Kaldor ([email protected]) or Melissa Kane ([email protected]) with any questions regarding the program.


The Anchor Program has received important financial support from:

The Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute