Upcoming Events

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Society suffers when academics avoid engaging in public debates, but the language of scholarly discourse can be ineffective in communicating with the public. Learn ways to approach this problem in a discussion led by Scott Turner (science writer and columnist in the Providence Journal, Director of Web Communications) and Cornelia Dean (science writer and former science editor of The NY Times, and author of Am I Making Myself Clear?, a guide for researchers). RSVP for this brown-bag discussion for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students online at https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E....

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Designing, Facilitating and Assessing a Single Class Session. Open only to registered participants

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Workshop: Getting Timely Feedback on Your Teaching Wed 10/8, 12-1pm Sheridan Center (96 Waterman) At this workshop, participants learn about a variety of ways to get feedback they can use to improve their teaching during the semester. This session is part of the Sheridan Center’s Fundamentals: Teaching + Learning Workshop Series, which addresses practical strategies for new instructors. RSVP here – https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

How do you create a professional profile online? How can you use websites and social media to take control of your online image? This session, led by Sheridan Center Associate Director Carie Cardamone, will provide tips and advice about crafting an online profile for the academic job market. Registration is required. No walk-ins. https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E... This session is part of the Academic Job Search Series, organized by the CareerLAB & Sheridan Center.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Dr. Rivka Galchen will present “The Accidental Poetry of Medicine.” Dr. Galchen is a fiction writer and essayist who publishes regularly in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Times. Having completed her MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2003, she has since worked full time as a writer and teacher, publishing a novel, Atmospheric Disturbances, in 2008, and a short story collection, American Innovations, this past May. The Sheridan Lecture features distinguished writer and literary scholars to foster a reflective dialogue with the community about the illness experience. Reception to follow. Please RSVP for the lecture to Julie_Jewett@brown.edu

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Teaching Philosophy Statements. Open only to registered participants.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Developing Student Learning Goals: Course & Syllabus Design. This lecture provides frameworks for best practices in course development. Prof. Laura Snyder (Education) will articulate effective course development techniques, using the syllabus as a design tool. Profs. Jan Tullis (Geological Sciences) and Andy Pennock (Public Policy) will provide Brown Faculty perspectives on the development of their own course syllabi.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Multitasking in the Classroom Wed. Oct 22nd 2014 12 -1pm Sheridan Center (96 Waterman) Does multitasking impede your students’ learning? What can or should you do about it? Join this roundtable discussion led by Monica Linden (Neuroscience) & Andy Pennock (Public Policy) to share your concerns, experiences and solutions to the problems of multitasking in the classroom. Bring a brown-bag lunch. RSVP at https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E... to reserve a place at this seminar.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Check Canvas for room assignments. Open only to registered participants.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Undergraduate Learning and Teaching Research Internship Scheme (ULTRIS) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) is an award-winning innovative undergraduate research program that introduces students to authentic research outside their chosen discipline. By focusing their research on a teaching and learning issue of identified priority for the University, students made significant contributions to the understanding of the problem and provided insights to inform future changes in policy and practice. Beyond the benefits to the institution and the individual students, this model of undergraduate research heralds an opportunity for research into teaching and learning to gain acceptance and interest amongst a new and previously uninvolved cohort of investigators. Professor Partridge will describe the idiosyncrasies of ULTRIS, outline its short but productive history and examine its successes (both for the participating students and the institution) and the challenges it has faced. Register at: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...