Academic Year Workshop

Collaborative Learning Model
Academic Year Workshops

The Leadership Alliance offers year-round programming through our Academic Year Workshop program. Our workshops put students in a position to build key skills for use in classroom and research settings. We encourage students curious about research careers to enroll in the workshops below. Faculty and administrators interested in hosting a workshop on their campuses should email William_Wittels@brown.edu

Collaborative Learning

Studies show that working in groups improves students’ performance in class, on tests, and while conducting research. This workshop is an opportunity for exploring the peer learning process and considering how to form a successful study or research group. It will cover the steps to establishing a group and includes time for practicing some learning techniques. By the end of this workshop, participants will be ready to start a study or research group and reap the benefits.  

Faculty and administrators interested in hosting the workshop on their campuses should email William_Wittels@brown.edu

What is Research?

 This workshop introduces participants to the principles and practices of research. Participants discuss the underlying motivations for conducting research, such as discovery and problem-solving, as well as the myriad contexts in which research takes place. Participants have the opportunity to learn more about approaches to research and put some of those principles into practice through interactive research activity. Participants also receive information on how to apply for paid summer research opportunities at universities across the country.

Faculty and administrators interested in hosting the workshop on their campuses should email William_Wittels@brown.edu.