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Celebration of Learning Provides Snapshot of Immersive Student Learning at Vanderbilt

Feb. 14, 2018—The CFT hosted a Celebration of Learning Jan. 29 that featured 34 student projects, posters and presentations from across campus. Students from six colleges and schools exhibited digital timelines, service learning projects, computer games, manufacturing equipment, podcasts, lab research and other products of their work. “The goal of the event was to provide a picture...

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Brightspace Support and Workshops for February

Feb. 12, 2018—During drop-in hours, faculty and staff who have Brightspace-related questions can stop by the workshop space of the CFT (even without an appointment) and find a team of specialists ready to assist.  * We can get you up to speed with Brightspace’s new features, assist with building your course content, or help you solve technical...

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Rethinking the Presentation of the Teaching Guide

Feb. 11, 2018—by Ryan Bowen, CFT Graduate Assistant When we try a new teaching approach, we may have a sense that there is research that can help us make choices about how to implement it. Often, however, it can be a challenge to find that research. What journals is it found in? What are the right terms...

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Celebration of Learning provides snapshot of immersive student learning at Vanderbilt

Feb. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching hosted a Celebration of Learning Jan. 29 that featured 34 student projects, posters and presentations from across campus. Students from six colleges and schools exhibited digital timelines, service learning projects, computer games, manufacturing equipment, podcasts, lab research and other products of their work. “The goal of the event was to...

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Come Work at the Center for Teaching!

Jan. 25, 2018—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 types...

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You’re Invited to a Celebration of Learning on January 29th!

Jan. 22, 2018—On Monday, January 29th, from 2 to 5 p.m., the Center for Teaching will hold a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event will feature posters, presentations, and projects by students from all over campus, sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered. All faculty, staff, and students at Vanderbilt...

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Latest Podcast Episode on Ed Tech in Higher Education

Jan. 22, 2018—In the latest installment, we have another interview from Open Access Week 2017. Cliff Anderson, associate university librarian for research and learning, talks with Kelly Doyle, Wikipedian in residence for gender equity at the West Virginia University Libraries. Kelly was at Vanderbilt to talk about her work at West Virginia and to assist with a...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Mary Lauren Pfieffer and Natasha McClure

Jan. 18, 2018—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Mary Lauren Pfieffer, Nursing, and Natasha McClure, nursing, talk about their teaching philosophy and interests. * Mary Lauren Pfieffer I currently teach in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Ultimately, I am preparing graduate nursing...

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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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From the Director

Jan. 12, 2018—Happy New Year! We’re off and running here at the Center for Teaching, with a variety of opportunities for you to refine your teaching skills and experiment with new teaching practices. Looking at the semester ahead, let me draw your attention to a few highlights: On January 29th, the CFT will hold a Celebration of...

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