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From the Center for Teaching Blog
May 27, 2016 — Cultural Heritage at Scale: A Semantic Web Symposium at Vanderbilt
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Vanderbilt University formed the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education in 2012 to examine emerging national-scale digital projects. The Committee on Coherence at Scale fosters strategic thinking about how to rigorously manage the transition from analog to digital in higher education. The Jean and...
May 26, 2016 — Vanderbilt Graduate Students Present Research on Teaching Tools and Approaches in the Classroom
The BOLD, TAR, VIDL, and SoTL Fellows presented on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the Library Community Room in the Central Library. The event included 19 projects, including four short oral presentations and a poster session. Most of the projects investigated how technology could be used to promote student learning in undergraduate classrooms, while others focused...
May 26, 2016 — Multi-disciplinary Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM
On June 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm CT, there will be an all-star group of Black scholars assembled for a candid conversation on the challenges and the potential solutions to address diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Directly after the panel discussion, there will be a reception in the lobby of the Wyatt...
May 18, 2016 — Coupling curriculum revision and scholarship in the School of Nursing
We need to have coordinated lectures throughout our curriculum so that students get key concepts early and then build on that solid foundation. We need to avoid undesired redundancy. We need to keep students engaged throughout the three 8-hour days they spend with us in block. We need to quit powerpointing students to death. In...
April 28, 2016 — Graduate students present investigations of teaching tools and approaches on May 18th
Several programs at Vanderbilt help graduate students address questions of teaching and learning within their discipline. Among these are the BOLD Fellows program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and CIRTL, which focuses on creating and assessing online instructional approaches for use in a Vanderbilt course; the TAR Fellows program, a flagship CIRTL program; and...