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The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching promotes university teaching that leads to meaningful student learning. Our offerings are available to any members of the Vanderbilt community interested in developing their teaching practices.


 

University Service by the Center for Teaching

Aug. 19, 2022—by Derek Bruff, executive director One aspect of the Center for Teaching’s work supporting Vanderbilt’s teaching mission that is sometimes hard to represent here on the website is the university service we do. To give the campus a little more sense of this kind of organizational development work, here’s an excerpt about our university service...

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The Center for Teaching 2021-2022 Year in Review

Aug. 17, 2022—by Derek Bruff, executive director I’m pleased to share the release of the Center for Teaching’s 2021-2022 Year in Review. This ten-page document gives a sense of the work my CFT colleagues and I did between July 2021 and June 2022 to support the teaching mission of Vanderbilt University. In responding to new patterns in...

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All Skate: Active Learning in the University Classroom

Aug. 4, 2022—Workshop Date: Monday, August 22nd Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm Location: Center for Teaching classroom (1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd floor) Facilitator: Derek Bruff, assistant provost and executive director, Center for Teaching How can we make the most of the relatively limited time we have with our students during class?  Educational research is clear: engaging students...

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Upcoming Workshop: Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Aug. 1, 2022—Workshop Date: Tuesday, August 23rd Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm Location: Center for Teaching Classroom – 1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd Floor Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT assistant director If you are interested in improving your inclusive teaching strategies, this workshop will provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles and practices of inclusive teaching.  Inclusive...

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CFT Working Group: Preparing Syllabi for First Faculty Job

Jun. 30, 2022—By Ransford Pinto During the Spring semester, the CFT organized a working group dedicated to supporting graduate students and postdocs who will be new faculty in the Fall of 2022 to create their needed syllabi in advance of the upcoming school year. In the four bi-weekly meetings, participants engaged in activities focused on Understanding by Design for...

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The CFT Thanks Our Graduate Teaching Fellows

Jun. 28, 2022—By Ransford Pinto The CFT wants to thank our 2021-2022 Graduate Teaching Fellows for their unwavering commitment to teaching values and for completing their 12 months fellowship. To further the university’s teaching mission, our outstanding Fellows remained dedicated to providing optimal pedagogical consultations to other graduate students and postdocs, designed and facilitated Teaching Assistant Orientation for new...

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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

Jun. 23, 2022—By CFT Digital Media Services The Leading Lines podcast team produced 3 new episodes in the last month that offer keen insights into learning across online environments, social media, and board games.   Episode 110 – Patrick Rael Patrick Rael is a professor of history at Bowdoin College in Maine. Patrick is also a gamer,...

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