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Educational advancement fund spotlight: “A transformative learning approach for FL2 Spanish students”

Oct. 22, 2021—Carolina Palacios, senior lecturer in biological sciences, recently talked to CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin about her Educational Advancement Fund grant, “Compare studies of 3D materials to creating quizzes to consider whether learning strategy outshines motivation in memory retention.” Can you tell us briefly about your project and what inspired you to do this project?...

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ASPIRE Job Search Series: Preparing for a Teaching Demo

Oct. 18, 2021—How do you put together an effective teaching demonstration for a job interview? How is it different from a research seminar and how can you link the two? Come learn about key considerations for developing this important piece of your interview portfolio. Date: Thursday, October 21 Time: 11:00 Location: Light Hall 419 BCD REGISTER ....

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Course improvement grant spotlight: “Cloud-hosted Python notebook for teaching biomedical signals and systems.”

Oct. 14, 2021—                                              Will Grissom, associate professor of biomedical engineering; “Cloud-hosted Python notebook for teaching biomedical signals and systems.”   Can you tell me briefly about your course improvement grant project and what inspired you...

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Applications for New Round of Internal Teaching Grants Now Available

Oct. 11, 2021—The Office of the Provost established two internal funding programs in April 2021, the Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant, designed to support excellence in the classroom through continued pedagogical advancement and long-term educational transformation. The deadline to submit for the upcoming second round of funding is October 15. Read More . . ....

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Course improvement grant spotlight: “Italian language enhancement for Maymester course in Rome”

Oct. 7, 2021—Chiara Sulprizio, senior lecturer in classical and Mediterranean studies, recently talked with CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin about her Course Improvement Grant, “Italian language enhancement for Maymester course in Rome.” Chiara teaches a maymester course called, History and Art of Ancient Rome, and she takes students to Rome and Southern Italy for that month. She...

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Digital Presence: Academic Podcasting

Oct. 6, 2021—Why start a podcast as an academic? In this “Digital Presence” panel, we will learn about three academic podcasts, each with a different mission and audience. Law professor Ed Cheng is the producer of Excited Utterance, a long-running podcast featuring interviews with scholars in his research area (evidence and proof). Kate Stuart produces the Beyond...

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Celebrating the Center for Teaching’s 35th Anniversary

Sep. 30, 2021—by Derek Bruff, executive director The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching was founded in 1986. That means that we are celebrating our 35th anniversary this year! The Center for Teaching started as a small unit in the College of Arts & Science led by our founding director Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard...

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