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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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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Keivan Stassun, Professor Physics and Astronomy Tuesday, October 7th

September 29, 2014 — ASTR 205: Principles of Astrophysics Keivan Stassun is a professor of astronomy and the co-director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt MA-to-PhD Bridge program. In ASTR 205, Keivan Stassun guides upper level undergraduates toward a greater understanding of the origin and evolution of...... KEEP READING »

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A New Guide to Course Management Tools

September 29, 2014 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director As Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students have learned this fall, Vanderbilt’s course management system, OAK (powered by Blackboard), is currently experiencing significant delays. While the OAK team at VUIT continues working to fix these problems,...... KEEP READING »

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A Reflection on Facilitating Conversations on Difference and Power

September 26, 2014 — By Brielle Harbin, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Conversations about race are often fraught. The remains of past hurts or misunderstandings fill our words with emotion and implicit meanings. Peeling back these layers often reveals hurt, hurt caused by feeling misunderstood...... KEEP READING »

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College Teaching: A Panel for Future STEM Faculty – October 14th

September 22, 2014 — As part of their PhD Career Connections series, Vanderbilt’s Biomedical Research Education & Training (BRET) Office is hosting a panel on college teaching for PhD students in the sciences. The panel is scheduled for 9-10am on Tuesday, October 14th, and...... KEEP READING »

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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Ifeoma Nwankwo, Associate Professor of English Thursday, September 25th

September 18, 2014 — ENGL 271: Caribbean Literature Ifeoma Nwankwo is an associate professor of English and founding director of Voices from our AmericaTM, an international public scholarship project linking academic research, K-12 curriculum development, and community engagement. In ENGL 271, Ifeoma brings together...... KEEP READING »

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First Person Singular

September 17, 2014 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Director, cross-posted from Derek’s blog, Agile Learning Your first paper assignment asks you to make an argument drawing largely on your personal experiences and perspectives. Did you have writing assignments in high school that asked you...... KEEP READING »

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