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Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching

Mar. 29, 2022—by Joe Bandy and Stacey Johnson We invite you to join in our Course Design Institute on the theme of Inclusive Teaching.  This virtual event will take place via Brightspace and Zoom, May 16 – 19 (9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and 9-12:30pm Thursday). During the four-day institute, participants will (re)design courses with careful attention...

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Teaching in the context of hate speech

Aug. 21, 2018—By Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director Many institutions of higher education aspire to encourage the liberal arts ideals of free speech, critical thought, and diverse perspectives so as to empower students to lead meaningful and purposeful lives, and to engage in our society as responsible citizens. This – in addition to growing campus diversification, student...

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Call for Proposals: The Cumberland Project

Jan. 12, 2012—In this time of environmental change and uncertainty, institutions of higher education play a vital role in helping the public meet the numerous challenges to sustainability.  Many individuals and institutions have taken up this challenge, as evidenced by the development of organizations such as the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and...

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Teaching Social Responsibility at Vanderbilt – A Report from the CFT’s 25th Anniversary Symposium

Oct. 3, 2011—by Joe Bandy, Assistant Director The CFT’s 25th anniversary symposium involved three major themes on the future of teaching at Vanderbilt, two of which have been the subject of previous blogs – changing technologies and economic challenges to higher education.  The third theme was focused on the challenges of teaching social responsibility in today’s world...

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Service Learning for Sustainability Event Recap

Jan. 12, 2011—On November 12th, the Center for Teaching and the Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association (THESA) were proud to co-host a one day workshop integrating service learning and sustainability education entitled, “Service Learning for Sustainability.”  Both service learning and sustainability are areas of innovation in higher education that share a commitment to place, to community engagement,...

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