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From the Center for Teaching Blog
July 15, 2014 — The Year in Review 2013-14
by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Before we get too much closer to the start of the school year and all the orientations, workshops, and seminars the CFT has lined up for August, I wanted to take a moment and look...
July 14, 2014 — Curricular Redesign with the CFT
One characteristic of “the best college teachers,” according to Ken Bain (author of the book by this name and founder of the Vanderbilt CFT), is the ability to “reflect deeply on the nature of thinking within their fields“: They know what has...
July 7, 2014 — HASTAC Scholars, an Opportunity for Graduate Students in the Digital Humanities (Deadline: July 18th)
by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Today on the blog, we’re sharing a call for applications from graduate students to be HASTAC Scholars. HASTAC (pronounced “haystack”) is the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, a global network of academics exploring...
July 2, 2014 — Reflections from SoTL Scholar Hasina Mohyuddin
The SoTL Scholars Program introduces participants to the principles and practices of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, an international, multidisciplinary field of disciplinary specialists studying student learning. SoTL (pronounced “sō-tul” in the U.S.) is a synthesis of teaching, learning,...
June 27, 2014 — The Mindful PhD: A Room of One’s Own
by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director I have a new favorite place on campus. It may not look like much–small room with a recliner and a lamp, a desk with a computer and handbook, a tv screen with assorted DVDs–but it’s...