Teaching in Times of Disruption

Online Resources

Inclusive Approaches to Support Student Assignments During Times of Disruption
For reasons that include weather, travel, or illness, there are times when course plans need to be adjusted. This newsletter offers creative approaches to making these adjustments, through both lower and higher tech means.

Asynchronous Strategies for Inclusive Teaching
For equity and accessibility, Brown instructors are asked to prioritize asynchronous instruction for Spring 2020. The hallmark of asynchronous learning activities is that students do not participate at the same time. This resource provides strategies for asynchronous course design and examples of concrete activities and assignments.

Teaching and Learning Continuity Guide
This Digital Learning and Design resource suggests ways to use digital tools like Google, Panopto, Zoom, and Canvas to maintain key teaching and learning functions.

Inclusive Teaching Through Active Learning
This March 2018 Sheridan newsletter has been updated to reflect ways to engage in active learning in online and hybrid environments.

Effective Brown Faculty Strategies for Online/Hybrid Teaching
Sheridan Center and Digital Learning & Design staff report on the May 2020 faculty survey, linking key themes to research and highlighting faculty examples for online/hybrid teaching.

Undergraduate Research & Experiential Opportunities
The purpose of this document is to support academic programs, faculty mentors, and students developing research and experiential opportunities for undergraduates in AY 20-21.



Fall 2020 Anchor Course Design Institute
The Anchor Program is a resilient course design institute that gives instructors an opportunity to learn evidence-based practices for teaching fully online and hybrid courses led by Brown experts and faculty facilitators. ​For more information, please see this page.


Asynchronous Workshops

Asynchronous Strategies for Teaching Through Disruption
This recorded webinar, led by Sheridan Associate Director Eric Kaldor, covers simple strategies to design asynchronous discussions and other learning activities into your remote teaching plans. We review some simple principles to guide planning and discuss several concrete practices. This recording is viewable at any time upon request.

Creating a Teaching Portfolio
This online, self-paced Canvas workshop from the Sheridan Center guides participants through the process of writing a teaching statement and creating a teaching portfolio. This workshop culminates with the opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to receive peer feedback on a draft teaching portfolio. For more information and to register, see the Sheridan website.

For synchronous workshops and communities facilitated via Zoom, please see our events page or latest newsletter.