News from the Center

Deadline Reminder: December 31st

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning.
Nominations should be submitted no later than December 31, 2104 to

The schedule for conversations following the Transformative Conversations@Brown campus-wide performance by the University of Michigan’s CRLT Players is now available. 

Please check here for the details of conversations being held across campus by various groups, centers, and offices. The conversations will focus on themes highlighted in the performance, including diversity in the classroom, time management, and anxiety.

A Campus-Wide Transformative Conversations Performance

(7 into 15) + 1 Performance

Presented by the University of Michigan's CRLT PlayersWednesday, November 19th, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Salomon 101

Come join us for a high-energy, performance that unveils the different ways we engage with and experience Brown. Through vivid sketches, re-visit your own experiences through the eyes of others and engage in transformative conversations. As a nationally renowned touring theatre company housed in the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning & Teaching, the Players use a variety of performance modes and facilitation strategies to spark dialogue, promote inclusivity, and effect positive change. Follow-up discussion sessions and forums will be scheduled across campus by various groups, centers and offices. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Welcome Jessica Brodsky '14, the new Digital and Online Learning Designer.  
At the Sheridan Center, Jessica works with faculty, students, and staff on digital and online projects to enrich teaching and learning at Brown. She is also part of an interdisciplinary research team studying visualizations in science education.
Learn more about Jessica on our website.

Sheridan Certificate V Mentorship Program participants selected.

The 2014-15 cohort for the Certificate V Mentorship Program have been selected.  Read about their projects here

New publication from the Sheridan Center:

A Metacognitive Approach to Mapping Collaborative Inquiry through E-Portfolios
For more information on e-portfolios for learning see the upcoming AAEEBL Annual E-portfolio Conference in Boston July 28 - 31. 

Grant boosts undergraduate STEM teaching

The Sheridan Center is co-leading a new $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to implement innovative, evidence-based transformations in introductory science classes to enhance STEM education at Brown.  Learn more.

2014 University Awards recipients 

The 2014 University Awards Ceremony was held on May 5 in Sayles Hall. The annual ceremony, a celebration of teaching and excellence at Brown, honored nearly 70 faculty and graduate students for their work in teaching, advising, mentorship, and research. Among the awards given were the Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards, the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning, and the Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship. The full list of award winners is available online.

Request for Course Development Proposals
Development of Experimental Teaching Modules

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals to develop experimental modules or new courses that pursue creative approaches to teaching and learning at Brown.  Proposals will be accepted beginning on April 1, 2014, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with John Melson to discuss their proposal prior to submission.  Learn more and apply.

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