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Intro to Top Hat Webinar Thursday, September 28

Sep. 25, 2017—If you think you might want to incorporate polling in your class, then this demo session is for you! In this web-based introductory session, Kara Dingboom, Vanderbilt’s Enterprise Account Manager at Top Hat, will help you become familiar with the basic functions and features of the product and answer any questions you have about moving...

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Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement Workshop for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Sep. 20, 2017—In this workshop, we will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome. . . .. Facilitators: Kylie Korsnack & Justin Hubbard,...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Nicolette Kostiw

Sep. 19, 2017—Each month, the CFT highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Nicolette Kostiw, Center for Latin American Studies, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I have a PhD in History and my specialization is nineteenth-century Brazil. My research examines the end of slavery in Brazil, looking specifically at the ways...

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Catch up on Season Three of the Leading Lines Podcast

Sep. 18, 2017—In the two latest episodes of the Leading Lines podcast we speak with Eric Schmalz, Citizen History Community Manager at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Humberto Garcia, associate professor of English at the University of California at Merced. Schmalz works with the Holocaust Museum’s History Unfolded project. The museum calls the project a “citizen history” project,...

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September Brightspace Workshops and Drop-in Hours

Sep. 15, 2017—In these hands-on workshops, participants will learn about Vanderbilt’s new course management system, Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! You will learn to confidently navigate the different areas of a Brightspace course; post, edit, and copy content for students using a variety of tools;...

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The Center for Second Language Studies to Offer Four New Working Groups

Sep. 13, 2017—All language teachers and learners are all invited to participate in any (or all) of four CSLS working groups this year. All have initial meetings in the coming weeks.       Students as Filmmakers: Editing Tools in the Foreign Language Classroom First Meeting: Thursday, Sept 14th 3 pm Contact: Kate Schaller This working group...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Brett Byram

Sep. 12, 2017—Each month, the CFT highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Brett Byram, Biomedical Engineering, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. Ultrasound is the most used medical image method in the United States, but it’s notorious for making terrible, uninterpretable images.  Because of this a significant focus in my lab...

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CFT Thanks our Teaching Affliliates!

Sep. 11, 2017—Kaleigh Bangor (German, Russian & East European Studies), Emma Banks (Anthropology), Todd Evans (Mechanical Engineering), Andrea Gardiner (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Kyle Godbey (Physics), Daniel Kidd (Physics), Danielle Kopke (Biological Sciences), Elleansar Okwei (Chemistry), Katie Yewell (Economics), Laine Walters Young (Divinity) Every August, the Center for Teaching offers Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO) to all new...

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Learn About Vanderbilt’s New Classroom Response System Monday, Sept. 11th

Sep. 5, 2017—Monday, September 11, 2-3pm If you think you might want to incorporate polling in your class, then this demo session is for you! Top Hat is the first classroom response system to be adopted campus-wide at Vanderbilt. Top Hat is available to faculty, students, and staff across campus. In this web-based introductory session, Kara Dingboom,...

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Teaching Writing Workshop Series in September

Aug. 29, 2017—The Vanderbilt Writing Studio is offering The Teaching Writing Workshop Series. The workshops are geared toward supporting those who teach writing across the disciplines at Vanderbilt University, and workshops are open to faculty and graduate students from all departments. Contact Megan Minarich at megan.l.minarich@vanderbilt.edu for details. Fostering Writing and Collaboration in the Classroom Thursday September...

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