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September 23, 2011 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Acting Director In my last post, I shared some highlights from the first hour of our discussion of changing technologies at the CFT’s 25th anniversary symposium earlier this month. The discussion raised several challenges in responding...... KEEP READING »
January 24, 2011 — by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the second in a...... KEEP READING »
July 23, 2010 — The Spring 2010 College of Arts & Science magazine features a story titled “War in the Classroom” about a fall 2009 humanities course exploring the Iraq War. The course was team-taught by Katherine Carroll, assistant professor of political science, and...... KEEP READING »
April 21, 2010 — On April 1, the CFT held a conversation on teaching titled “Teaching First-Year Students: Cognitive Challenges of the First Year.” About twenty-five faculty, staff, and graduate students participated in the discussion. Panelists at the session were Doug Christiansen (Dean...... KEEP READING »
April 7, 2009 — In this episode, we feature an interview with Ellen Fanning, professor of biological sciences. In the interview, Ellen describes her methods of helping undergraduate biology students learn to read scientific literature, develop scientific reasoning skills, and gain an interest in...... KEEP READING »
December 28, 2007 — In this episode, we feature excerpts from an interview with Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History here at Vanderbilt. In this interview, Michael describes his use of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that “anyone can edit,” to help undergraduate history majors...... KEEP READING »