The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Orientations to Teaching

The Center offers orientations to teaching at Brown for all new instructors.

The 2024 Launch Program is a synchronous, three-day overview of course design and teaching at Brown for new faculty and postdoctoral scholars. During this program, participants will develop a syllabus for their course(s), connect with resources to support teaching and learning, and see themselves as a member of Brown’s teaching and learning community.
In this fully online, asynchronous, self-paced program, Graduate Teaching Assistants aim to improve their students' learning and their own experiences as teachers through a reflective exploration of their own practices and beliefs about teaching.
The Summer English Language Program (ELP) is a two-week pre-orientation program that aims to equip incoming international graduate students for whom English is not a primary language with the language skills to feel confident and successful in navigating their academic contexts.