Teaching at Vanderbilt (TAV)
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.
Teaching at Vanderbilt 2013 will be held on Thursday, August 15th.
PLEASE NOTE: ”Teaching at Vanderbilt” features specific strategies for launching your teaching career at Vanderbilt, and is distinct from and complementary to the more general New Faculty Orientation sponsored by the Provost’s Office in August. Thus, faculty who will play an instructional role at Vanderbilt are encouraged to attend both events.
3:00 – 3:30p.m. Welcoming Remarks
Welcome from Richard McCarty, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology
Introduction to TaV and an overview of CFT resources by Derek Bruff, Director, Center for Teaching
3:30 – 4:30p.m. Getting to Know the Vanderbilt Teaching World
During two consecutive sessions, various aspects of teaching at Vanderbilt will be discussed. Participants may choose which topics they would like to learn about, and attend that session accordingly.
4:30p.m. – 5:00p.m. Academic Resource Fair and Reception
An Academic Resource Fair and Reception at the end of the event will give participants a chance to socialize with each other and with other Vanderbilt faculty, as well as get practical questions answered by representatives from various services across campus, including the library, the writing studio, and others.
Workshops for New and Returning Faculty
During the week of the orientation, we will be offering workshops for new and returning faculty. Information on these events will be posted later in the summer.
Consultations for New and Returning Faculty
The Center for Teaching provides a wide range of programs, services, and resources to help instructors develop, refine, and reflect on their teaching. These include confidential individual consultation services. Please contact the Center (322-7290) if you are interested in a conversation with a Center consultant on topics such as the following:
- Engaging your students or building active learning into your course
- Gathering mid-semester student feedback
- Observing your teaching through a digital video taping or consultant observation
- Using technology to enhance your students’ learning
- Creating an educational design and/or assessment plan for your grant application
For those walking:
The Center for Teaching (CFT) is conveniently located at 1114 19th Avenue South. Situated at the corner of 19th and Edgehill Avenues, the CFT is just one block from the 21st Avenue pedestrian bridge, making it only a 7 minute walk from Central Campus and just 3 minutes from the Commons.
For those driving:
Visitors will find four Zone 1 parking lots within two blocks of the CFT. Adjacent to the building on 19th Avenue is Lot 111 (please do not park in the spaces designated for the Child Care Center); on Edgehill Avenue there are two lots: Lot 80 and Lot 82; and across from the Commons Center is Lot 77 (18th Avenue South).
Zone 2 permit holders may park on levels 4 and 5 of the Wesley Place Garage, which is just two blocks away. After 2:30 p.m. vehicles with any university commuter permit may park in any zoned lot. There are also a number of metered spots available in front of the building on 19th Avenue.
For more information about TaV, contact the Center for Teaching at 322-7290.