Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

IBES Junior Faculty Join Sheridan Center's Teaching Fellow Program

Seda Salap-Ayca and Mindi Schneider

Lecturer Mindi Schneider and Professor of the Practice Seda Şalap-Ayça have been selected as 2023-24 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows with the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. The cohort-based program allows a small group of interdisciplinary junior faculty to reflect upon and discuss their teaching and their students' learning with Sheridan staff.

"Coming to Brown and IBES has given me the opportunity to refocus my career on the teaching and educational side of academic life," said Schneider, who is entering her second academic year at Brown. "As a teaching fellow this year, I'm excited to explore pedagogical issues and practices in community, and to continue to develop my own approaches to critical, creative, transgressive, anti-oppression, and critically hopeful learning and teaching."

Şalap-Ayça, who joined IBES this summer, expressed similar enthusiasm: "As an early career faculty, I strongly believe that this fellowship experience will help me to improve my pedagogic knowledge, collaborate with teaching related projects, and more importantly apply what I learned in my courses and share with the teaching community."

Congratulations, Drs. Schneider and Şalap-Ayça!