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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Joe Bandy and Accessibility and Inclusivity in an Environmental Course

Feb. 24, 2020—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern During Spring 2020, the Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt blog series will highlight teaching innovations that CFT staff have implemented and evaluated in their own courses.   Taught by Dr. Joe Bandy, SOC 3314: Environmental Inequality and Justice covers the history, ethics, and policies of environmental activism and how the...

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Junior Faculty Spotlights: Brittany Haskell and Denis Zhernokleyev

Feb. 20, 2020—Each year, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Brittany Haskell, Nursing, and Denis Zhernokleyev, German, Russian and East European Studies, talk about some of the most useful lessons they have gotten from the Fellowship. Being a nurse educator encompasses two skillsets, knowing current nursing science and utilizing current nursing education science. The former we...

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Teaching History: A Conversation with William Caferro

Feb. 12, 2020—The Center for Teaching is honored to host a conversation with William Caferro, Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of History and Interim Director of Classical and Mediterranean Studies, regarding his new book, Teaching History (Wiley Blackwell). This will be an informal and participatory dialogue for anyone interested in teaching history, with many insights from the journey William took to...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Stacey Johnson and Reflective Final Exams

Feb. 10, 2020—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern   During Spring 2020, the Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt blog series will highlight teaching innovations that CFT staff have implemented and evaluated in their own courses. Dr. Stacey Johnson is passionate about teaching languages, and if there is one teaching technique she is passionate about, it’s reflective exams. For...

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Celebration of Learning: An Exhibition of Students as Producers

Feb. 10, 2020—This Thursday,  February 13, the Center for Teaching will hold a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event will feature students from all over campus sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered. Drop in between 2 and 4pm on the second floor of Alumni Hall for a picture of deep learning across the colleges and...

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VandyVox Podcast Prepares for its Third Season!

Feb. 7, 2020—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and Vanderbilt Student Media are excited to announce that Vandy Vox will return for a third sesaon! VandyVox showcases the best of student-produced audio at Vanderbilt University. We hope that VandyVox gives listeners a sense of the creative and critical media produced by students at Vanderbilt, and that it inspires faculty and students...

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Three Upcoming Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshops

Feb. 3, 2020—Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement In this workshop, we will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome. Date: Tuesday, February 4th Time: 12:30-2:00 pm Location: CFT...

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