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Thank You Open Classroom Hosts!

Posted by on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Events, News.

On September 5th and 6th the Center for Teaching hosted our program, The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits, for the second year. The event featured 50 different hosts who graciously and bravely opened their classrooms to a total of over 75 visitors.  This gave the visitors the valuable opportunity to observe high quality teaching, discuss common challenges with an informal mentor, and refine their practice.

At the end of the two days, the CFT hosted a reception for all of the hosts and visitors with some structured dialogue about lessons learned from the visits.  The rich conversation that ensued revealed many insights from a range of faculty perspectives across the disciplines about anything from creative assignments to discussion leading, from student engagement techniques to educational technology. In these discussions, we hope that the hosts and visitors alike found an opportunity to surpass the pedagogical isolation of day-to-day teaching, and find support and mentorship in a community of their peers.

We sincerely want to thank the many hosts (listed below) who participated in the event for their exemplary teaching and for being willing to serve as sage mentors to their colleagues. Your example and the community you help us to build through this program helps to sustain us at the CFT and to fulfill the teaching mission of Vanderbilt. Thank you.

 

Andrew Hostetler
(Teaching & Learning)

Doug Fisher
(Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)

Catherine McTamaney
(Teaching & Learning)

Larisa DeSantis
(Earth & Environmental
Sciences)

Gautam Biswas
(Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science)

Rory Dicker
(Women & Gender Studies)

Richard Blackett
(History)

Jeffrey Tlumak
(Philosophy)

Brent Evans
(Leadership, Policy, & Organizations)

Michelle Sulikowski
(Chemistry)

Alexandra Sargent Capps
(Theatre)

Tim Vogus
(Owen School of
Management)

Alan Wiseman
(Political Science)

Sheri Shaneyfelt
(History of Art)

Susan Verberne-Sutton
(Chemistry)

Jane Landers
(History)

 

Chalene Helmuth
(Spanish & Portuguese)

James Fraser
(Human & Organizational Development)

Mark Wollaeger
(English)

Joel Harrington
(History)

David Lewis
(Political Science)

Paul Stob
(Communication Studies)

Robert Barsky
(French & Italian/Law)

LaTonya Trotter
(Sociology)

Corbette Doyle

(Leadership, Policy, &
Organizations)

Anjali Forber-Pratt
(Human & Organizational
Development)

Bill Christie
(Owen School of
Management)

Douglas Schmidt
(Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science)

Virginia Scott
(French & Italian)

Todd Graham
(Biological Sciences)

Marshall Eakin
(History)

Ellen Armour
(Divinity School)

 

Nathalie Porter
(French & Italian)

Paul Laibinis
(Chemical & Biomolecular
Engineering)

Michael Bess
(History)

Craig Smith
(Psychology & Human
Development)

Lily Claiborne
(Earth & Environmental
Sciences)

Jessie Hock
(English)

Lori Troxel
(Civil & Environmental
Engineering)

Julie Johnson
(Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science)

Nilanjan Sarkar
(Mechanical Engineering)

Katherine Crawford
(History and Women’s &
Gender Studies)

Steve Buckles
(Economics)

Shaul Kelner
(Sociology)

Bonnie Dow
(Communication Studies)

Melanie Hundley
(Teaching & Learning)

Christin Essin
(Theatre)

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