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Listen to the latest Leading Lines podcast with Melissa Mallon

Mar. 13, 2018—In this episode, we feature an interview with one of our own. Melissa Mallon, director of the Peabody Library and director of liaison and instruction services here at Vanderbilt, has a new book out, and my Center for Teaching colleague Stacey Johnson had a lively conversation with Melissa about the book. Part of Melissa’s work...

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Teaching, Difference, and Power: Disability and Learning Meeting March 15th

Mar. 12, 2018—Higher education today is home to an increasingly diverse student population with a wide variety of needs and abilities.  This presents innumerable opportunities to enliven and enhance the intellectual dynamism of our classes and campuses.  To take full advantage of these opportunities, university educators must develop the knowledge and skills of teaching inclusively to diverse...

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Catch up with the Leading Lines podcast

Mar. 9, 2018—In this episode, we talk with Jay Clayton, professor of English and director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University. Jay teaches courses on digital media and online gaming, and he talks with Gayathri Narasimham, Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, about how he helps students...

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Brightspace Support for March

Mar. 8, 2018—If you will be asking students to submit papers electronically this semester, consider decluttering your email inbox and using a Brightspace Assignment submission folder instead. Student submissions on Brightspace are kept in an organized, time-stamped folder. Brightspace also provides convenient grading tools that allow you to easily communicate private grades and feedback to students in...

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Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement Workshop

Jan. 15, 2018—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 & Sara Beck, CFT...

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The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two new faculty workshops for January

Jan. 8, 2018—On Thursday, January 18th, two workshops featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble (CITE) will be offered as part of the Faculty Insights Series. It Depends on the Lens This workshop presents a complex, realistic interaction of a search committee evaluating candidates during a review of submitted materials in order to stimulate discussion about the behaviors,...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Kanah Lewallen

Dec. 17, 2017—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Kanah Lewallen, nursing, talks about their teaching philosophy and interests. Within the School of Nursing, I have the pleasure to instruct students in the Adult Gerontological Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner programs. My teaching philosophy is primarily focused...

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Brightspace Support Hours for December

Dec. 16, 2017—We will have regular support including email, phone, and in-person support available through Tuesday, December 19th.   We will be providing email only support on the following days through the end of December: Wednesday, December 20th 7am-11pm Tuesday, December 26th 10am-12pm and 4-6pm for live email support Thursday, December 28th 10am-12pm and 4-6pm for live...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Teresa Dunleavy

Dec. 15, 2017—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Teresa Dunleavy, Teaching & Learning, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I am a learner. I am a teacher. I am a teacher educator. In my work, I strive toward equity in mathematics education. These identities are a...

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The CFT is Hiring – Assistant Director Applications Due January 22nd

Dec. 7, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is seeking an Assistant Director who will promote effective teaching across campus.  The Assistant Director will work with graduate students, faculty, and others in the Vanderbilt teaching community to enhance student learning through the use of research-based practices in university teaching.  The Assistant Director will report to the Director...

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