2013 Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning
Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning.
The Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning recognizes those members of the faculty of Brown University who exemplify teaching through the support of their colleagues, including graduate students, in professional development that integrates teaching and research. The Sheridan Center's Advisory Board invites faculty and members of the University academic administration to nominate faculty colleagues for this award. Two awards are given each year and carry a stipend of $2,000 each.
Nominations should be submitted no later than December 31, 2013 to Sheridan Center Executive Director Kathy Takayama.
Requests for Proposals: Coursera Classes and Experimental Digital Modules
The Sheridan Center is now accepting proposals in two areas: new Coursera classes for 2014 and experimental digital modules to be used in Brown classes during the 2014-15 academic year. The deadline for both proposals is December 31, 2013. Questions should be addressed to John Melson or Kathy Takayama.
First Cohort of the Sheridan Center's New Mentorship Program Selected
We are pleased to announce that the first cohort has been selected for Principles & Practice in Reflective Mentorship Program, a new Center program for graduate students in mentorship skills development. In this program, the following teams and pairs of graduate and undergraduate students are pursuing scholarly development or examining research questions in a way that both gives the graduate students opportunities to practice critical mentorship skills and promotes undergraduate students' intellectual development. Graduate student mentors also receive training in positive mentorship principles and practices.
Graduate Students: Asha Tamirisa, Caroline Park
Undergraduate Students: Claire Kwong, Lucy Lie, Bridget Ferrill, Lizzie Davis
Faculty Advisor: Professor Butch Rovan
Project Title: Opensignal: a dynamic reconfiguring of women in computer music
Graduate Students: Stefanie Sevcik
Department: Comparative Literature
Undergraduate Students: Vera Carothers
Faculty Advisor: Professor Elias Muhanna
Project Title: Language in North African Identities
Graduate Students: Iocana Jucan, Michelle Castaneda
Department: Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Undergraduate Students: Zach Rufa, Arianna Geneson, Julieta Cardenas
Faculty Advisor: Professor Spencer Golub
Project Title: Performance Philosophy Community of Practice
Graduate Students: Megan Reilly, Ceyda Sayali
Department: Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Undergraduate Students: Eliza Lanzillo, Idara Ndon, Carolina Santiago, Emma Suchland
Faculty Advisor: Professor David Badre
Project Title: Training in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Women in the Brain Sciences
Graduate Students: Andrew Dufton, Linda Gosner
Department: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Undergraduate Students: Christina DiFabio, Rob Weiner
Faculty Advisor: Professor Felipe Rojas
Project Title: Brown University Labraunda Project
Graduate Students: Lauren Quattrochi, Michelle Fogerson
Undergraduate Students: Mio Akasako, Elaine Nguyen
Faculty Advisor: Professor David Berson
Project Title: Investigating surprising retinal inputs to non-visual brain regions
Sheridan Teaching Consultants Win Best Poster Award
Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences graduate students Neal Fox and Megan Reilly, who currently serve as Sheridan Teaching Consultants, were awarded Best Poster by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology for a poster they presented at the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology in October 2013. Their poster was titled "Significantly Different: A meta-analysis of the gap between statistics students learn and statistics psychologists use."
Congratulations Neal and Megan!
Brown Awarded AAU Stem Grant
The Association of American Universities has announced that Brown has been selected as one of eight universities to institutionalize evidence-based teaching in STEM fields. The Sheridan Center will play a key role in this $500,000 project, which addresses mathematical competency among STEM concentrators to prepare students to succeed in interdisciplinary and research-based science courses. The Center will support the implementation of effective teaching practices amongst several STEM departments across Brown and train graduate students. Those departments include Chemistry, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Neuroscience and Engineering.
Sheridan Center Executive Director Elected to ISSOTL Presidency
Sheridan Center Executive Director Kathy Takayama has been elected to serve as the President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). ISSOTL supports and disseminates scholarly work on teaching and learning across the disciplines and promotes collaboration of scholars in different countries and the application of the scholarship of teaching and learning across national boundaries.