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The Year in Review 2013-14

July 15, 2014 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Before we get too much closer to the start of the school year and all the orientations, workshops, and seminars the CFT has lined up for August, I wanted to take a moment and look...... KEEP READING »

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Curricular Redesign with the CFT

July 14, 2014 — One characteristic of “the best college teachers,” according to Ken Bain (author of the book by this name and founder of the Vanderbilt CFT), is the ability to “reflect deeply on the nature of thinking within their fields“: They know what has...... KEEP READING »

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HASTAC Scholars, an Opportunity for Graduate Students in the Digital Humanities (Deadline: July 18th)

July 7, 2014 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Today on the blog, we’re sharing a call for applications from graduate students to be HASTAC Scholars. HASTAC (pronounced “haystack”) is the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, a global network of academics exploring...... KEEP READING »

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Reflections from SoTL Scholar Hasina Mohyuddin

July 2, 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 (pronounced “sō-tul” in the U.S.) is a synthesis of teaching, learning,...... KEEP READING »

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The Mindful PhD: A Room of One’s Own

June 27, 2014 — by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director I have a new favorite place on campus.  It may not look like much–small room with a recliner and a lamp, a desk with a computer and handbook, a tv screen with assorted DVDs–but it’s...... KEEP READING »

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The Mindful PhD: Homing In

June 20, 2014 — by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director My post-semester sabbatical from blogging lasted a bit longer than I’d anticipated. Nothing bad happened: I simply devoted 100% of my writing efforts to a few manuscripts  I wanted to get off of my desktop. ...... KEEP READING »

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Gearing up For Teaching at Vanderbilt (TAV) Orientation for New Faculty

June 20, 2014 — At the beginning of every academic year, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching host “Teaching at Vanderbilt,” an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt. This year Teaching at Vanderbilt 2014 will be held...... KEEP READING »

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‘Educationally Purposeful’ Thoughts about Race on Campus

June 18, 2014 — by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director This week, Vanderbilt is hosting the fourth annual Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). On the opening night, CFT Director Derek Bruff and I...... KEEP READING »

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Students as Producers: Animating Organic Chemistry

June 16, 2014 — By Nayana Bose, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow   The CFT’s “Students as Producers” theme year culminated in our end-of-year event, the Celebration of Learning. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition of 25 student projects from all four undergraduate...... KEEP READING »

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Student as Producer: Poverty in the US: How Education Becomes a Scapegoat

June 10, 2014 — By Nayana Bose, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow   The CFT’s “Students as Producers” theme year culminated in our end-of-year event, the Celebration of Learning. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition of 25 student projects from all four undergraduate...... KEEP READING »

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Reflecting On and Documenting Your Teaching Experiences

June 6, 2014 — 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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Make the Most of Your Course Preparation Time This Summer

June 5, 2014 — 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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