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Come work with the CFT!

Jan. 27, 2023—Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate instructors across campus, 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...

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VandyVox

Jan. 26, 2023—Are you interested in podcasting as a creative assignment for your students? Are you wondering how the medium can be used to enhance teaching and learning? Then you might be interested in the podcast series, VandyVox. For those of you who are not aware of VandyVox, last semester it wrapped up its fifth season with...

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Teaching Writing in the Age of AI

Jan. 25, 2023—Across higher education, there is increasing concern about the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for teaching and learning, particularly the disruptive role AI bots may play in the teaching of writing. What dilemmas does AI pose for writing’s place in our courses and assignments? How might it change how students learn to write and learn through...

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JFTF Spotlight

Jan. 24, 2023—Each year, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Stephanie Budwey from the Vanderbilt Divinity School talks about her journey so far as a Fellow:    I am the Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts and Director of the...

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Events on Inclusive Excellence in Science Education

Jan. 23, 2023—As you may have heard when it was initially reported here, Vanderbilt University was selected to receive an Inclusive Excellence-3 grant, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Program, to support inclusive learning and exploration. Funded by this grant and co-sponsoring departments, there are several upcoming events on inclusive learning that program co-directors Cynthia Brame...

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Welcome to Brian Delevie!

Jan. 23, 2023—We at the Center for Teaching are proud to welcome Brian Delevie as our newest Associate Director. Brian received his MFA from the University of Houston and his Doctorate in Education from the University of Colorado, Denver. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Brian worked at UC Denver as Associate Professor of Digital Design and Co-Founder/Co-Director of...

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CHPP Fellows Course Design Seminar

Nov. 8, 2022—This Fall the CFT has had the pleasure to get to know and to support Vanderbilt’s Collaborative Humanities Postdoctoral Fellows by hosting a Course Design Seminar for them. Established by the College of Arts & Science and funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Program, the Vanderbilt Collaborative...

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Giving Students Feedback

Nov. 5, 2022—At this time in the semester when students are handing in an assortment of assignments, it is important to provide meaningful feedback to guide their future performance and support their growth. Effective feedback can come in a variety of forms, but students find it most helpful when it is educative about what they are doing...

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CFT Resources Highlight

Nov. 3, 2022—In the second half of the semester, you might be thinking about the most effective and efficient ways to assess the good work your students are doing. The CFT has guides to help:CFT Teaching Guides: Writing Science Exams and Assessing Student LearningThese two guides provide guidance, ideas, and resources for instructors creating a range of different kinds of...

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Rubrics Workshop

Oct. 17, 2022—Workshop Date: Thursday, November 3rd Time: 12:00-1:00pm Location: CFT classroom (1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd floor) Click here for location information Facilitator: Stacey Johnson, Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Center for Teaching Feedback and grades should convey to students where they are succeeding and where they need to invest more effort in order to...

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