CFT Says Farewell to Stacey Kizer
By CFT Director Derek Bruff
Last Friday the CFT said good-bye to our program coordinator, Stacey Kizer, who is moving on to a position outside of Vanderbilt. Stacey was with us just over two years, during which time she oversaw publicity, logistics, and assessment for most of our orientations, workshops, and events—greatly enhancing the efficiency of many of our internal processes. Stacey’s database skills were particularly valuable here at the CFT. She managed to aggregate years of participation data into a single, functional database that will shed light on our practices and impact on the Vanderbilt campus for years to come.
Stacey was also instrumental in the revision of our teaching certificate program for graduate students and post-docs. This program, now called the Certificate in College Teaching, was significantly restructured this academic year, largely due to Stacey’s work making sense of six years of assessment data on the former program and a comparison with similar programs at peer institutions. As a result of her work, the new program is now attracting more participants than we have capacity—a good problem to have!
We’ll miss the creative, analytical, and practical approach Stacey brought to all her work at the CFT, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.