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CFT Teaching Guides Week: Day 5

May 22, 2015 — Day 5: Feminist Pedagogy In mid-February, the CFT hosted a committed group of graduate student instructors from different disciplines along with Graduate Teaching Fellow, Benjamin Galina, and former Assistant Director, Nancy Chick, to participate in a collaborative write-a-thon on feminist...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Teaching Guides Week: Day 4

May 21, 2015 — Day 4: Peer Review of Teaching Today’s featured guide is fresh off the presses (so to speak) and is making its debut today on the CFT website: Peer Review of Teaching.  Written by CFT Assistant Director, Dr. Joe Bandy, this...... KEEP READING »

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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

May 21, 2015 — By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Teaching Guides Week: Day 3

May 20, 2015 — Day 3: Keeping Stress from Evolving into Distress: A Guide on Managing Student Stress through Course Design If there can be one college experience that can be applied to all students, it is called stress.  Whether students have to pull...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Acknowledges Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

May 20, 2015 —   The CFT acknowledges these junior faculty who participated in the JFTF program this year! This year’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows, left to right: Jesse Blocher (Finance), John Bradley (English), Lily Claiborne (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Alex Da Fonte (Special Education), Ken...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Teaching Guides Week: Day 2

May 19, 2015 — Day 2: Teaching Students with Disabilities Students of all abilities and backgrounds want classrooms that are inclusive and convey respect. For those students with disabilities, the classroom setting may present certain challenges that need accommodation and consideration. – “Teaching Students...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Teaching Guides Week: Day 1

May 18, 2015 — Here at the Center for Teaching, we’re always having conversations around best teaching practices that promote student learning, and we look to develop content that shares these reflections and conversations in the form of our teaching guides and blog posts. ...... KEEP READING »

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Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows

May 15, 2015 —   Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching and the CIRTL Network(Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) share a mission to enhance excellence in undergraduate teaching by offering the BOLD Fellows program. The CFT honors the six faculty/student teams that created online...... KEEP READING »

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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

May 14, 2015 — By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Congratulates Mellon Certificate Graduates

May 13, 2015 — The Mellon Certificate in Humanities Education is a special section of the CiCT reserved for humanities graduate students and post-docs as part of the Vanderbilt’s Mellon Partners for Humanities Education project. Like the CiCT, the Mellon Certificate program is comprised of...... KEEP READING »

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From the Director: Teaching, Difference, and Power Symposium in Review

May 11, 2015 — By Derek Bruff, CFT Director On April 21st, the Center for Teaching held a symposium as the final event in our “Teaching, Difference, and Power” theme year.  The CFT selected this theme for 2014-15 as a way to explore the...... KEEP READING »

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CFT Congratulates 58 Certificate in College Teaching Graduates

May 8, 2015 — Congratulations to the 58 participants who completed the Certificate in College Teaching this past year! The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, is to assist graduate students and post doctoral fellows...... KEEP READING »

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