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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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From the Stacks…

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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Vanderbilt CIRTL Programs for Future STEM Faculty

May 28, 2015 — The Vanderbilt University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (VU-CIRTL) is offering three programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students and postdocs interested in future faculty careers. Details below, with information about CFT connections...... KEEP READING »

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A Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM, June 2nd, 2:30-4:00pm

May 28, 2015 — Next week, the Black Engineering PhDs project is hosting a multi-disciplinary panel discussion on diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). From the announcement: “On June 2, 2015, at 2:30 pm, there will be an all-star group of scholars...... KEEP READING »

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From Math Major to Teaching Center Director: My #altac Journey

May 27, 2015 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director. Cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning. A while back, I was invited to contribute an essay to #alt-academy, a collection exploring “unconventional or alternative careers for people with academic training,” edited by Katina Rogers of...... KEEP READING »

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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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