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From the Center for Teaching Blog
April 18, 2014 — The Mindful PhD: It’s About Our Students
by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Today is my last day of class, and I feel a little antsy, even a little edgy. I already have a stack of materials to grade, and I’ll be getting another stack today, and then...
April 16, 2014 — Medicine and Magic: Students as Producers in the Humanities
by Derek Bruff, CFT Director The post below is about a fantastic “Students as Producers” course taught by Vanderbilt’s Holly Tucker. For more ideas on engaging students as producers of knowledge, come to the CFT’s Celebration of Learning next Monday....
April 14, 2014 — Vanderbilt ShareFest: Strategies for Communicating Complex Ideas
by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Below is a recap of last week’s Vanderbilt ShareFest. For more ideas on engaging students as producers of knowledge, come to the CFT’s Celebration of Learning next Monday. The event will feature a highly engaging...
April 10, 2014 — How do you teach novice scientists to be thoughtful, critical researchers?
By Cynthia Brame I recently had two experiences that spoke to this issue. First, I ran into my colleague Carl Johnson in the BioSci department at Vanderbilt. He said that he was finishing up getting ready to present at...
April 9, 2014 — ShareFest: A Showcase of Emerging Communication Strategies – Today at 4pm
ShareFest is a showcase of emerging communication strategies scheduled for 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. today at the First Amendment Center, with a reception following. Expect a fast moving, interactive format featuring a variety of innovative communications strategies used on campus....