Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A writing group offers an effective, efficient way for educators to mentor their graduate and undergraduate students in a collaborative environment. Join us as John Rosenberg (GS, History) discusses the benefits and challenges of organizing a successful writing group in the era of Dropbox and Skype.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Effective Discussions. Open only to registered participants.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Workshop: Grading Strategies Mon 11/10, 12-1pm CIT 219 This hands-on, interactive workshop introduces strategies to help new instructors grade effectively and efficiently. Participants will brainstorm approaches for establishing grading criteria within their disciplines and discuss the role of grading in student learning. 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, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Workshop: Designing Grading Rubrics Thurs 11/13, 12-1pm Science Library/Science Center, Room 315 Rubrics can help you grade efficiently and can help your students learn. At this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will learn how to create an effective rubric and how to assess the quality of a rubric you create. Bring to the session an assignment or assessment for which you would like to create a rubric. 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...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch will be served starting at 11:45AM. This lunch is an opportunity for you to meet with Dean of the Graduate School Peter Weber (Chemistry) in a small-group setting and learn more about the work of his office. It is also a chance for you to get answers to questions and concerns you have about being a junior faculty member at Brown. Please contact Vania_Figueiredo@brown.edu at the Sheridan Center with any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours prior to the event. The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches designed to bring new and junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Monday, November 17th, to reserve a place at this catered lunch. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join your fellow faculty and graduate students in exploring mentoring relationships in the academy and the different ways you interpret these interactions. 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 and Teaching, the Players use a variety of performance modes and facilitation strategies to spark dialogue, promote inclusivity, and effect positive change. Please RSVP by October 31st, online at http://bit.ly/CRLTplayersGSmentoring; catered lunch provided. Please contact Vania_Figueiredo@brown.edu at the Sheridan Center with any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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 see Sheridan Center website for listing of events. Please RSVP online at http://bit.ly/CRLTplayers7into15

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sample Syllabi. Open only to registered participants.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Engaging Lectures. Open only to registered participants

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

How Students Learn. In this interactive lecture, Dr. Kathy Takayama (Sheridan Center) will apply what is known about student learning to the practice of teaching. Participants will examine their own learning preferences, and consider how to create active learning experiences in the classroom.