The Center for Teaching shares Vanderbilt University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. We honor this commitment by promoting teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection. Our programs and services are available to the entire university’s teaching community, including full-time and part-time faculty, teaching assistants, post-doctoral fellows, and anyone else involved in the instructional process at Vanderbilt.
From the Center for Teaching Blog
September 18, 2015 — CFT Welcomes New Graduate Teaching Fellows
This year’s Graduate Teaching Fellows are, left to right, Richard Coble (Religion), Ben Galina (Spanish & Portuguese), Brielle Harbin (Political Science), Jane Hirtle (Psychology and Human Development), and Danielle Picard (History).
September 17, 2015 — Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlights: Karen Hande and Ravindra Duddu
Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Karen Hande, Instructor in Nursing, and Ravindra Duddu, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, talk about their teaching philosophy and interests. Karen Hande My interest in teaching began when I precepted nurse practitioner students in my practice. It...
September 15, 2015 — September Teaching Visit Opportunity
The Teaching Visits program is an important way by which the CFT promotes collaborative inquiry and reflection, providing case-based opportunities for Vanderbilt teachers to consider choices they have when constructing their classes. A small group of visitors observes a host’s class on a selected day and then engages in an hour of conversation with the...
September 15, 2015 — An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Free Online Course Starts September 28th
“An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is an open, online course designed to provide future STEM faculty—graduate students and post-docs—with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) faculty to be effective...
September 14, 2015 — STEM Pedagogy Journal Club
Vanderbilt’s STEM Pedagogy Journal Club is a student-driven initiative for graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching science at the undergraduate level. We will discuss teaching theory, teaching techniques, and the latest in research on science education. No previous teaching experience needed, just an interest to learn! Date: September 15 Time: 4pm Location: 11455 MRBIV...