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CFT Celebrates Certificate in College Teaching Graduates

Jun. 29, 2020—Congratulations to the all the participants who completed the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, this spring! The purpose of the certificate programs is to assist graduate students and post doctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education....

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The CFT acknowledges these junior faculty who participated in the JFTF program this year!

Jun. 22, 2020—L to R: Audrey Bowden (Biomedical Engineering), Daniela D’Eugenio (French & Italian), Misty Evans (Nursing), Gautam Hans (Law), Brittany Haskell (Nursing), Allison Leich Hilbun (Biological Sciences), Clinton Leonard (Nursing), Elliott McCarter (Asian Studies), Justus Ndukaife (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Ipek Oguz (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science), Jennifer Ridgway (Nursing), LeTizia Smith (Nursing), Kim Steanson (Nursing), Denis Zhernokleyev (German, Russian and East European Studies) We want to thank 2019-2020 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows for a great year thinking about teaching together,...

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BOLD Fellows Celebration

Jun. 15, 2020—This May, our Blended and Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows shared their projects with the Vanderbilt community and beyond during an online celebration hosted by the Center for Teaching. BOLD Fellows develop online learning materials to address a teaching problem in a course taught at Vanderbilt and gather data about its implementation. Fellows from fields...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Martin C.K. Shade: An Interactive Twine Narrative

Jun. 10, 2020—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. Martin C.K. Shade is an interactive narrative (IF) Dylan Kistler built in the free program known as Twine. It seeks to blend narratorial and procedural...

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Did you know that Brightspace Support at the CFT can assist with online teaching questions beyond technical difficulties?

Jun. 8, 2020—The Brightspace team has expertise in a variety of tools found in the Brightspace platform. We’d love to help with understanding how to use Brightspace tools to maximize student learning, choosing appropriate tools for your course goals, structuring your gradebook, and much more! We encourage you to reach out to the Brightspace Team at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu as...

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Apply Now for the Online Course Design Institute

Jun. 2, 2020—The Center for Teaching invites Vanderbilt faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to apply to its new Online Course Design Institute, a two-week online experience intended to help participants prepare to teach an online course. The Online Course Design Institute will be offered multiple times this summer and we are now accepting applications. During the institute participants will:...

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The One Button Video Studio Set to Reopen

Jun. 1, 2020—The Center for Teaching is excited to announce that the One Button Studio will reopen on June 1st as part of the university’s phased reopening. In adherence with Vanderbilt’s Return to Campus Plan, safety procedures will be followed, including the use of masks and physical distancing.                             ...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Ridgway

May. 18, 2020—Each month, the CFT highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Jennifer Ridgway, Nursing, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Engaging in the Center for Teaching’s (CFT) Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship (JFTF) has become one of the greatest growth opportunities in my professional development as faculty.  One of my primary goals in participating in this...

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Latest Episode of the Leading Lines Podcast

May. 13, 2020—During this season of Leading Lines, we’re exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. A big part of that impact lands on our students. Robin DeRosa is the director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, or Open CoLab, at Plymouth State University, a public liberal arts institution that’s part of the University. She...

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Brightspace Support add Zoom Drop-in Hours

May. 6, 2020—Brightspace support continues to be available to help instructors make the most of their Brightspace courses. Click here for more information about our regular phone and email support Sundays through Fridays. During the month of May, the Brightspace Support team and the Digital Media team at the CFT will be teaming up to offer drop-in...

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