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2013-14 Yearlong Theme: Mentoring

Our theme for 2013-14 is mentoring.  Throughout the year, speakers at different career stages will share how mentorship has informed their development.  We invite you to join in these discussions about mentorship and menteeship.

The Center's website features resources on this topic.

Conversations about Mentoring

Speakers will share insights on the development of mentorship skills and the impact of mentoring throughout their careers.  These sessions will be held in a “fireside chat” format to encourage interaction and conversation.  Click on the titles below to register for an individual event.


For graduate students & postdocs in the Sciences: Wed, Oct 9, 12-1pm
Led by Medeva Ghee (Executive Director, Leadership Alliance) & Jabbar Bennett (Associate Dean, Graduate School & Division of Biology and Medicine)

For junior and senior faculty: Mon, Oct 21, 12-1pm
Led by Profs. Bjorn Sanstede (Chair, Applied Math) & Kevin McLaughlin (Dean of the Faculty; English)

For graduate students and postdocs in the Humanities & Soc. Sciences: Tues, Oct 22, 12-1pm
Led by Profs. Paja Faudree (Anthropology) & Thomas Lewis (Religious Studies)

News from the Center

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.

Click here to see more news from the Center.

Digital Pedagogy Series

This fall, the Sheridan Center will be hosting a series of workshops and events on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These events will provide opportunities to learn more about MOOCs at Brown and to become familiar with various aspects of developing courses in this new format. Faculty and graduate students with an interest in online teaching and digital pedagogies are encouraged to attend. Click on an event title below to register.

Other Upcoming Events

Click the workshop title for more information.

Teaching Literature in Translation*, Wed, Oct 2, 4-5:30pm

Sheridan Teaching Seminar Lecture, Developing Student Learning Goals: The Syllabus & Course Design, Mon, Oct 7, 5:30-7pm, Salomon 001

Getting Timely Feedback on Your Teaching*, Thurs, Oct 10, 12-1pm

Coffee and Conversation: How the humanities and the sciences can enrich each other, Wed, Oct 16, 9-10am

Life Support for Graduate Students, Wed, Oct 16th, 12-1pm 


How to Have a Difficult Conversation, led by University Ombudsperson Ruthy Rosenberg:

Academic Job Search Series: See the flyer for all events in this series. 

  • Teaching Portfolios for the Academic Job Market, Tues, Oct 1, 12 - 1pm
  • E-Portfolios for the Academic Job Market,  Tues, Oct 8, 12-1pm

Fundamentals: Teaching & Learning Workshops

Town Hall Meetings:

*Registration required: click on the event title to register.