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Now Accepting Applications for Digital Media Manager Position

May. 16, 2022—Our longtime colleague Rhett McDaniel left the Center for Teaching in April for a new position in the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. His departure has led to the creation of a new position, Digital Media Manager, to be held jointly between the Center for Teaching and Vanderbilt’s new Office of Digital Education. See below for details...

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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

May. 16, 2022—The Leading Lines podcast team produced 2 new episodes in the last month with instructors who are finding ways to use games and social media as tools for learning.   Episode 110 – Patrick Real Patrick Rael is a professor of history at Bowdoin College in Maine. He specializes in African-American history, the Civil War...

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Now Accepting Applications for Associate Director of the Center for Teaching

May. 9, 2022—Our longtime colleague Cynthia Brame is leaving the Center for Teaching in August for a new faculty position in biological sciences here at Vanderbilt. More on that later! For now, I wanted to share that we’ve posted an opening for the Center for Teaching’s associate director position. See below for details and information on applying....

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From the Executive Director

Apr. 11, 2022—It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that long-time Center for Teaching staff member Rhett McDaniel is moving on to another position at Vanderbilt. Rhett started at the CFT back in 2009 as our educational technologist, overseeing the center’s internal technology needs. From the beginning, however, Rhett was an excellent faculty consultant,...

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Student Success in Introductory STEM Courses

Apr. 1, 2022—Chris Rasmussen, professor of mathematics education at San Diego State University, is giving a talk titled “Insights from Two National Studies of Precalculus through Calculus 2” on April 15th from 12:10 to 1:00pm. While the talk is part of the Department of Mathematics colloquium, it is likely to be of interest to faculty outside of...

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Student-Produced Podcasts with Stacey M. Johnson and Derek Bruff

Mar. 8, 2022—by Stacey M. Johnson and Derek Bruff In this episode, Leading Lines’ own Stacey Margarita Johnson and Derek Bruff discuss student-produced podcasts. Stacey and Derek share their own experiences with podcast assignments and, by searching through the Leading Lines rich archives, also bring in voices from past episodes so we can hear their stories as...

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Excellence in (Student) Podcasting Submissions Now Open

Feb. 16, 2022—The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is sponsoring the second annual Excellence in Podcasting Competition, in collaboration with the Office of Immersion Resources and the Center for Teaching. We had really fantastic student submissions last year, and you can listen to the winning submissions on our podcast VandyVox. If you know of students who...

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Catch up with the Leading Lines Podcast

Feb. 10, 2022—In this episode, Nathan Stucky, director of the Farminary Project at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, and Emma Lietz Bilecky, Farminary Fellow talk about the origin of the Farminary, combining work on the farm with theological education, and the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching in rhythm with nature. Listen to the latest episode below!...

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Come Work at the Center for Teaching

Feb. 7, 2022—Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has several positions...

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Excellence in (Student) Podcasting Submissions Now Open

Jan. 24, 2022—The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is sponsoring the second annual Excellence in Podcasting Competition, in collaboration with the Office of Immersion Resources and the Center for Teaching. We had really fantastic student submissions last year, and you can listen to the winning submissions on our podcast VandyVox. If you know of students...

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