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July 28, 2015 — Learner Centered Teaching by Maryellen Weimer To help educators accomplish the goals of learner-centered teaching, this book presents the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach, and how this approach transforms the college classroom environment. Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to...... KEEP READING »

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Teaching Inclusively to Diverse Groups

July 24, 2015 — Date: Monday, August 24 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Center for Teaching Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director Audience: New and Returning Faculty In our increasingly diverse classrooms, it is important to support the development of every student and to structure equal...... KEEP READING »

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Mark your calendar & spread the word about upcoming August orientations

July 16, 2015 — Teaching at Vanderbilt (TaV), an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt, will be held from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 20th, 2015, in Buttrick Hall. Those interested in attending should RSVP by August 14th by registering online...... KEEP READING »

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The CFT Welcomes New Assistant Director Vivian Finch

July 14, 2015 — We’re excited to welcome Vivian Finch as the CFT’s newest Assistant Director.  Vivian’s name might sound familiar—she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the CFT last year and a Teaching Affiliate before that.  Vivian is graduating this summer from Vanderbilt...... KEEP READING »

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Training PhDs in the Biomedical Sciences: A Health Sciences Education Grand Rounds, July 8th

June 24, 2015 — Science faculty involved in graduate education at Vanderbilt might be interested in next month’s Health Sciences Education Grand Rounds talk by Dr. Michael Mulvany, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark. Dr. Mulvany will share some of the changes...... KEEP READING »

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Reflecting On and Documenting Your Teaching Experiences

June 18, 2015 — Reflecting on Teaching: What?  For Whom?  Why? Often, the motivation to improve one’s teaching by revising practices or experimenting with new initiatives stems from reflection.  This reflection often focuses on feedback received from others, such as student evaluations or peer...... KEEP READING »

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The CFT Welcomes New Assistant Director for Educational Technology Stacey Johnson

June 10, 2015 — We’re excited to announce the upcoming appointment of Stacey Johnson as the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology. Beginning June 15th, Stacey will work with faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructors at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use...... KEEP READING »

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Make the Most of Your Course Preparation Time This Summer

June 8, 2015 — Summer time is here, and many faculty members have a break from their usual schedules, a chance to slow down a bit and start planning their fall courses. If you have a breather, you may find this an opportune time...... KEEP READING »

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June 5, 2015 —   Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology by Diana Laurillard This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the...... KEEP READING »

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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

June 4, 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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Position Openings: Instructional Technologists, Deadline June 15th

June 1, 2015 — The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching (CFT) is seeking applicants for two Instructional Technologist positions.  These new positions will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system and other...... KEEP READING »

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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

May 28, 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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