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November 18, 2014 — Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler This is a book for anyone who has ever considered engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and needs a better understanding of what...... KEEP READING »

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A New Guide on Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom

November 17, 2014 — Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US rests in its difficulties confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities, and in related efforts to create diverse and democratic campus cultures. These challenges touch every area of...... KEEP READING »

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BOLD Fellows Program is Accepting Applications

November 13, 2014 — We are recruiting graduate students to participate in the BOLD Fellows program beginning in January 2015. The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding...... KEEP READING »

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Dan Morgan

November 11, 2014 — Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Dan Morgan , Senior Lecturer in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests: “I enjoy teaching both scientists...... KEEP READING »

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SoTL Scholars Program is Accepting Applications

November 10, 2014 — 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 is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education...... KEEP READING »

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Welcome to New CFT Administrative Assistant, Juliet Traub

November 7, 2014 — We’re very happy to welcome to the Center for Teaching our new administrative assistant, Juliet Traub.  Juliet comes to us from World View, a program at the University of North Carolina that equips teachers to integrate global education in K12...... KEEP READING »

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Upcoming Teaching Workshop Monday November 3rd: What is SoTL?: Stepping into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

October 30, 2014 — Stepping into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Date: Wednesday, November 5th Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (food will be provided) Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor Facilitators: Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director & Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching...... KEEP READING »

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When Words Won’t Suffice

October 29, 2014 — By Ben Galina, Graduate Teaching Fellow  Monday, November 3rd at 7:15pm, our learning community will meet at the Center for Teaching to discuss microagressions. For more information, stop by the CFT, check out our website, or email me or my...... KEEP READING »

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Trickle Up

October 27, 2014 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director. Cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning. I’ve been busy this month with a variety of activities worth blogging about: the CIRTL Network MOOC on STEM teaching, the De Lange Conference on the future of higher...... KEEP READING »

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THATCamp Vanderbilt:

October 22, 2014 — The third annual THATCamp Vanderbilt will occur this Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, at the Vanderbilt Curb Center, located at 1801 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the THATCamp...... KEEP READING »

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BOLD Fellows Program is Accepting Applications

October 13, 2014 — We are recruiting graduate students to participate in the BOLD Fellows program beginning in January 2015. The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding...... KEEP READING »

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An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Starts Today!

October 6, 2014 — “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is a free online course that begins today. The course is a production of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a network of 22 research universities, including Vanderbilt,...... KEEP READING »

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